New FMLA Rule In Effect on March 8

March 2013
Employment Law Notes
In early February, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a new final rule on the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The new rule relaxes the requirements for obtaining military “qualifying exigency” leave or “military caregiver” leave, addresses disclosure of family history for FMLA purposes under the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), describes what minimum increment to use for intermittent leave, and contains provisions for members of airline flight crews. The DOL has also made revisions to its FMLA forms and poster, which go into effect March 8, 2013. The following paragraphs summarize these changes.