The Department of Labor (DOL) recently published its final revisions to the regulations under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). These final regulations, which are effective on January 16, 2009, include provisions addressing military family leave entitlements created in early 2008 by the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The final regulations also update and clarify employer and employee rights and responsibilities under the FMLA. The following highlights a number of key changes and clarifications provided by the final regulations.

The DOL notices and forms referenced in this Alert, as well as the complete revised final regulations, can be found at the DOL's Final Rule website.