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Friday, August 08, 2008

Week In Review (August 8, 2008)

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[url=“http://www.elinfonet.com/headcount.php?ID=14419”>Department of Labor Issues Proposed FMLA Regulations.</A>
On January 28, 2008, the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was amended by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 to provide up to 26 weeks of job protected family leave to care for injured members of the Armed Forces, and up to 12 weeks of leave because of a qualifying exigency arising out of an employee’s parent, child, or spouse’s active duty or call to active duty. Under the amendment, a maximum of 26 weeks of leave may be taken during a 12-month period for any combina tion of the FMLA-qualifying events. Then, on February 11, 2008, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued much-anticipated proposed regulations for implementing the FMLA. These rules, which seek to clarify existing regulations, were open for public comment for a 60-day period, but the comment period closed on April 11, 2008. Although the DOL has not summarized or published the comments to date, it plans to complete the review process and adopt the new regulations prior to January 2009, when President Bush leaves office. Additionally, although this release does not include specific proposals for implementing the new leave provisions for family members of military personnel, the DOL did seek public comments on such rules.
Located On: Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

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<a >Legal Changes for Employers (pdf)</A>
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Located On: Jones Walker

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Workforce Management - August 04, 2008

Posted by Patrick Della Valle on 08/08 at 12:13 PM
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