FMLA Leave Up by 10 Percent in 2010

According to a survey by FMLASource, the number of employees taking unpaid leave from work under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) has risen by 10 percent in 2010. “As companies continue to operate with leaner staffs in a slowly recovering economy, many workers are seeking FMLA job protection in order to take time […]

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DOL Regulations Fold Gay Couples into FMLA Parenting Coverage

Moving to accomplish through regulations what it can no longer get through Congress after the loss of its Senate super-majority, the Obama Administration has ruled through a Department of Labor (DOL) administrative interpretation (AI) that gay couples are entitled to the same parenting benefits as others under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993. […]

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FMLA Marks 16th Anniversary Today

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) marks its 16th anniversary today (Feb. 5, 2009) in a beefed-up version that now allows family of service members to take up to 26 weeks of unpaid leave to care for their relatives in the military. Of course, provisions for 12 weeks of unpaid leave to care for […]

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Proposed Law Extends FMLA Leave to Part-Time Workers

Under the existing provisions of the Family and Medical Leave Act, employees at a firm with 50 or more employees within a 75-mile radius need to have worked 1,250 hours in the previous 12-month period to qualify for 12 weeks of unpaid leave (26 weeks if related to military service). Representative Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.), however, […]

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FMLA to Get Regulatory Makeover on Jan. 16

Mostly right, I guess, given the composition of the current administration. Much indeed has been made of Bush’s so-called “midnight regulations,” which no doubt face reversal under Obama and the Democratic Congress, but one set of regulations looks to be ensconced for a while. That would be the Final Rule issued Nov. 17, and taking […]

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FMLA, Minimum Wage Law Changes Abound in 2009

I won’t even begin to get into the changes to the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) coming into force on Jan. 16, 2009, but as many have mentioned, the FMLA Final Rule (registered on Nov. 17) is a boon to families of service members and to employers, the latter of whom now get a better […]

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