On March 8, 2013, the United States Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) Final Rule implementing changes to the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) regulations goes into effect. These changes relate to the FMLA regulations on military caregiver leave for veterans, qualifying exigency leave for care of a military member’s parent, and the method for calculating leave for flight crew employees. A side by side comparison of the former regulations with the new regulations is available on the DOL’s website at http://www.dol.gov/whd/fmla/2013rule/comparison.htm.
Beginning on March 8, 2013 all employers covered by the FMLA are required to display a new poster which summarizes the FMLA’s major provisions, including the changes contained in the Final Rule. A copy of the new poster is available on the DOL’s website at https://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/posters/fmlaen.pdf.