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Labor Department Issues Administrator’s Interpretations On FMLA And FLSA

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The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued Administrator's Interpretations on the definition of "son and daughter" under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and on the Fair Labor Standards Act's (FLSA) definition of "clothes." 


Administrator's Interpretations have replaced Opinion Letters, and will be issued when the DOL determines that further clarity regarding the proper interpretation of a statutory or regulatory issue is appropriate.

DOL Clarifies FMLA Definition Of "Son And Daughter"

In Administrator's Interpretation No. 2010-3, the DOL clarifies the definition of "son and daughter" as it applies to an employee standing "in loco parentis" to a child under the FMLA to ensure that an employee who assumes the role of caring for a child receives parental rights to family leave regardless of the legal or biological relationship.


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