Authored By: Mary Kate Liffrig
New FMLA Regs and New FMLA Poster – Finally
Over the past 5 years, the FMLA has been amended on several occasions. While the FMLA was amended most recently in late 2009 under the National Defense Authorization Act (“NDAA”) and the Airline Flight Crew Technical Corrections Act (“AFCTCA”), the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division delayed in issuing proposed regulations until February 15, 2012. Since that time, employers have been waiting on the issuance of final regulations. The wait is now over.
On February 6, 2013, a Final Rule was issued and takes effect on March 8, 2013. While most of the new regulations relate to rarely used FMLA provisions, including military caregiver leave for a veteran, qualifying exigency leave for parental care and job-protected leave for airline personnel and flight crews, there is one provision that all covered employers need to know about – and soon! (more…)