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Labor Dept. proposes extensive revisions to FMLA regulations

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The U.S Labor Department has announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) proposing revisions to the regulations implementing the FMLA.

Furthermore, the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2008 amended the FMLA to provide leave for eligible employees to care for injured service members and to deal with any “qualifying exigency” arising out of the fact that a covered family member is on active duty or has been notified of an impending call to active duty.

Some of the changes became effective on passage—that is, on Jan. 28, 2008. Employees now can take FMLA leave to care for a covered service member. However, other provisions providing for FMLA leave due to a qualifying exigency relating to a family member’s call to active duty will not be effective until the Labor Secretary issues regulations defining “qualifying exigencies.”

The NPRM includes a description of the relevant family military leave provisio...(register to read more)

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