After lengthy debate and public comment, the Department of Labor (DOL) has issued final regulations that substantially overhaul and supplement existing FMLA regulations. The revised regulations become effective on January 16, 2009. Organizations with 50 or more employees are covered by The FMLA and should be prepared to comply with the revised regulations. Among other important changes, the revised regulations implement two new military family leave entitlements for eligible family members of covered servicemembers.
To assist you understand your new obligations under the FMLA, I am providing you with:
The DOL Fact Sheet summarizing the revised regulations (download Fact Sheet here)
The DOL-mandated FMLA notice that must be posted in the workplace. In addition, the notice must be included in the employer’s handbook (or other written guidance) or distributed to each new employee upon hire
I am available to assist your organization develop policies and practices that comply with your obligations under the revised regulations.