By: Daniel G. Cohen
The U.S. Department of Labor recently published final rules concerning the 2009 revisions to the Family and Medical Leave Act. These rules take effect on March 8, 2013. The changes are limited in scope and primarily apply to the military leave provisions that were first introduced in 2008 as well as rules for airline flight crew employees. The DOL has also used this occasion to clarify some additional provisions, but the impact on employers is minimal.
Employers will be required to post the DOL’s Revised Rights and Responsibilities Poster by March 8 and use the DOL’s new certification forms for military leaves on and after the effective date. The Poster and Forms are attached to this notice and can also be obtained by visiting the DOL website at www.dol.gov/whd. Employers should also consider making some minor changes to their FMLA policy consistent with the new revisions.Read More