Family Medical Leave Act

Empoyment Law Update: FMLA Protections

The U.S. Department of Labor issued a final rule implementing two important expansions of FMLA protections.  In 2008 the FMLA was amended to provide employees with family members serving in the Armed Forces, National Guard and Reserves with FMLA leave for reasons related to their family members’ military service. In 2010 the FMLA was again amended, expanding the military-related leave protections. The FMLA was also amended to include a special eligibility provision for airline flight crew employees. Continue Reading →