Legal Alert: New FMLA Regulations Announced By The Department of Labor


On November 17, 2008, the Department of Labor ("DOL") published final regulations expanding the Family and Medical Leave Act ("FMLA"). The regulations address the military leave amendments enacted by President Bush in January 2008 and also clarify and modify the existing regulations. The regulations take effect January 16, 2009. It is imperative that all employers covered by the FMLA consider these regulations in connection with their existing FMLA policies, procedures and handbook provisions accordingly.

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