DOL Proposes FMLA Changes
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has proposed new rules that would further explain recent amendments to the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) that expand military family leave and and make leave more accessible to airline flight crew employees.
According to the DOL, the proposed revisions would:
- Extend the entitlement of military caregiver leave to family members of veterans for up to five years after leaving the military (at present covers only family members of currently serving service members)
- Extend qualifying exigency leave to employees whose family members serve in the regular armed forced (currently covers only National Guard members and Reservists);
- Incorporate a special eligibility provision for airline flight crew employees
- Add a method for calculating the amount of FMLA leave used that better takes into account the unique: and often difficult to track: hours worked by flight crew employees
The DOL invites interested parties to submit comments on the proposed rules at regulations.gov.
Visit the DOL website for more information.
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