Human Resource & Labor News
www.agc.orgMarch 21, 2012 / Issue No. 2-12
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Labor Relations
First Court to Rule on NLRB Notice Posting Regulation Upholds Posting Requirement
Construction Industry Experiences Slight Increase in Union Representation in 2011
CDW and Chamber Join Lawsuit Challenging NLRB Recess Appointments
Contractor Must Give Work to Plasterers Even Though Carpenters Won Representation Election
Federal Contracting
AGC Urges OFCCP to Exempt Construction Industry from Section 503 Disabilities Regulations
Recruiting & Hiring
EEOC Clarifies Hiring Guidance on High School Diploma Requirements, Disabled Veterans
IRS Issues Guidance for Employers on Tax Credit for Hiring Veterans
Leave & Benefits
Affordable Care Act Questions Answered
Labor Department Updates FMLA E-Laws Advisor
Justice Department Issues Guidance for Employers on I-9 Audits
DOL Issues Final Rule on Temporary Foreign Workers
E-Verify “Self-Check” Available Nationwide
Labor Department Updates FMLA E-Laws Advisor

The U. S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) recently released an updated version of its elaws Advisor regarding the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), a federal law that entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified reasons.   The FMLA elaws Advisor was revised to reflect recent statutory changes to the FMLA and corresponding regulatory changes that became effective in January  2009.

The Labor Department’s elaws Advisors are interactive online tools intended to provide easy-to-understand information about federal employment laws by simulating interaction with an employment law expert through a series of questions and answers.  The FMLA eLaws advisor helps to clarify which employers are required to provide FMLA leave as well as which employees are eligible to take such leave.  In addition, it outlines valid reasons for leave, employer and employee notice requirements, entitlements and benefits provided under the law, and situations for which FMLA leave may be used.    

This resource should only be used for general guidance regarding the application of the FMLA.  For specific guidance, contact an employment law attorney familiar with FMLA issues in your state.   For more information about the FMLA, click here to access AGC’s Labor & HR Topical Resources library, and select the main category “Leave” and the subcategory “Family and Medical Leave Act.”  Click here to access the Labor Department’s other elaws Advisors, which cover the Fair Labor Standards Act, Drug-Free Workplace Act, Uniformed Services Employment & Reemployment Rights Act, and several other employment law matters.
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