DOL ISSUES NEW FMLA REGULATIONS

On February 6, 2013 the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) issued new regulations under the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The regulations become effective on March 8, 2013.   Among other things, the regulations extend the military caregiver leave, clarify the “military exigency” rules, and further define  intermittent leave calculations.

Unfortunately, as a result employers will have to tweak their FMLA policies.  To make that task a little easier, the DOL also published a chart comparing the old FMLA regulations and the new ones.  Here’s the link to that chart:

http://www.dol.gov/whd/fmla/2013rule/comparison.htm

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