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DOL Issues Final Regulations Implementing the 2009 FMLA Amendments

Megan P. Norris
March 7, 2013

The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) regulations issued by the Department of Labor (DOL) in 2009 addressed the new military leave requirements established in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 (FY 2008 NDAA). The DOL has issued its final regulations (“Final Rule”) and an updated poster for covered employees. 

The Final Rule revises the 2009 amendments regarding military leave, incorporates amendments to the military leave provisions made by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 (FY 2010 NDAA), and provides regulations for the 2009 Airline Flight Crew Technical Corrections Act. Both the Final Rule and the requirement to display the updated FMLA poster go into effect on March 8, 2013.

 Below are some of the Final Rule’s changes:

Military Qualifying Exigency Leave 

 Military Caregiver Leave

Airline Flight Crew FMLA Eligibility Requirements

 Intermittent Leave

Other changes:

The DOL’s Final Rule includes many other changes. See DOL website for more information including and poster and revised forms.

Megan P. Norris