On Nov. 17, the U.S. Department of Labor published its final update of new rules on complying with the FMLA, paving the way for the first major overhaul of the since the law was enacted 15 years ago.
The new FMLA regulations, which will take effect Jan. 16, 2009, codify military rights enacted earlier this year and should help employers and workers alike better understand their and responsibilities.
The new rules define how family members of military men and women may take leave when a loved one is killed or injured in the line of duty and spells out situations that qualify for when a member of the military is called to active duty.
The final rules also call for increased notice obligations for employers so that employees will better understand their rights, while revising the employee notice rules to minimize workplace disruptions due to unscheduled FMLA a...(register to read more)
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