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DOL Issues Proposed Revisions To FMLA Regulations

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On February 11, the Department of Labor (DOL) published proposed revisions to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) regulations. The DOL took into account its nearly 15 years of experience administering the law, its two previous studies of the law in 1996 and 2001, several U.S. Supreme Court and lower court rulings, and public comments received in response to a December 2006 Request for Information. The DOL is also seeking comments on the new provisions providing military family leave. (See Employment Law Today, January 29, 2008.)


The comment period is open until April 11. Click here for instructions on submitting comments and to view the proposed regs in their entirety.


Here is a summary of the most significant proposed changes.


Employee Eligibility 

Proposal: Employment prior to a continuous break in service of five years or more need not be counted to satisfy the 12-month service requirement. Exceptions: ...(register to read more)

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