• Expanded Rights for Military Families under FMLA
  • April 23, 2013 | Author: Robert C. Whitaker
  • Law Firm: Hancock Estabrook, LLP - Syracuse Office
  • The United States Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (DOL) recently published a Final Rule that clarifies and expands an eligible employee’s ability to take unpaid leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The Final Rule, which became effective March 8, 2013, broadens the legal right to take unpaid leave to care for certain family members who serve in the military, whether on active duty orin the reserves. Significantly, it also extends unpaid leave to care for certain family members who are veterans.