Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Final Rule to Implement Statutory Amendments to the Family and Medical Leave Act

The U.S. Department of Labor today marks the twentieth anniversary of the signing of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) by issuing a final rule implementing two important expansions of FMLA protections. The first expansion provides families of eligible veterans with the same job-protected FMLA leave currently available to families of military service members and it also enables more military families to take leave for activities that arise when a service member is deployed.  The second expansion modifies existing rules so that airline personnel and flight crews are better able to make use of the FMLA’s protections. 

For more information, including the final rule, a military leave guide, fact sheets and other materials, visit www.dol.gov/whd/fmla/2013rule

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