The Department of Labor released an updated version of its Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Advisor. The FMLA is a law that allows eligible employees of covered employers (generally employers with 50 or more employees) to take unpaid leave for certain reasons and maintain entitlement to their jobs upon return from the leave. There are many specific notification and compliance requirements associated with the FMLA.
The Department of Labor provides an interactive tool for addressing FMLA compliance questions. The Family and Medical Leave Act Advisor may be accessed by clicking here. The Advisor was recently updated to incorporate the expansions of FMLA protections that provide families of eligible veterans with the same leave available to families of military service members, along with the application of the FMLA to airline personnel and flight crews.