New FMLA rules coming to a workplace near you

New Family and Medical Leave Act regulations are expected to become official soon and could go into effect by the end of this month.

In late October, the Department of Labor (DOL) submitted a final draft of new FMLA regulations to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. The OMB has a final action date of November 2008, but no specific day.

The DOL released proposed FMLA rule changes in February and asked for public comment. It is still unknown what changes were made, if any, based on feedback from the public.

The proposed regulations suggested a dozen key changes, some of the most substantial changes include notice from employees, eligibility standards, the definition of “serious health condition” and the release of FMLA claims.

We’ll have more information once the final regulations are published. Subscribe or check back often for the latest updates.

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