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News: Department Of Labor Proposes New FMLA Regulations

Department Of Labor Proposes New FMLA Regulations
On February 11, 2008, the Department of Labor published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to update the regulations under the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Among other suggested changes, the proposal imposes increased notice requirements on employers in order to better enable employees to know and understand their FMLA rights.

For example, under the proposed regulations, an employer must notify an employee that leave will be designated and counted as FMLA leave within five days of learning that the leave is being taken for an FMLA reason. The employer must inform the employee of (1) the number of hours, days or weeks that will be designated as FMLA leave; and (2) whether paid leave will be substituted for unpaid leave.

The proposed regulations reflect modifications required in response to recent court decisions as well as 2008 legislation which provides new leave entitlements to military families. The DOL will accept comments on the proposed regulations until April 11, 2008.

If you have any questions about the proposed FMLA regulations or any related matter, please call a Schubert Bellwoar attorney.

The DOL website on the proposed regulations can be found by clicking the link below for more information:


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