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The Department of Labor Publishes Final Rule on the Family and Medical Leave Act

December 2008
Employment Law Notes
On November 17, 2008, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) published a “Final Rule” that revises regulations interpreting the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”). Originally enacted in 1993, the FMLA provided employees meeting certain eligibility requirements with the right to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave during a 12-month period for specified family or medical reasons. In January 2008, amendments to the FMLA added two military family leave entitlements. The Final Rule interprets the 2008 amendments and also makes changes to the regulations that have been in effect since they were issued in 1995.