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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