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DOL publishes new FMLA regulations that redefine “spouse”
  • Morgan Lewis
  • USA
  • March 2 2015

The Final Rule takes effect on March 27 and redefines "spouse" under the FMLA to reflect the law in the state where the marriage was performed. On


Massachusetts expands employee parental leave rights
  • Morgan Lewis
  • USA
  • January 23 2015

On April 7, 2015, most employees in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts will be eligible for eight weeks' parental leave pursuant to the parental


DOL clarifies FMLA leave entitlement for same-sex spouses
  • Morgan Lewis
  • USA
  • August 19 2013

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently clarified that same-sex spouses are now covered by the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to the extent


DOL publishes new FMLA regulations
  • Morgan Lewis
  • USA
  • February 7 2013

On February 6, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published a final rule (Final Rule) that amends the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)


DOL proposes new FMLA regulations on military family leave
  • Morgan Lewis
  • USA
  • February 7 2012

On January 31, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) made public proposed Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) regulations that attempt to align existing regulations with two statutory amendments passed in 2009.


DOL issues preliminary interpretation of Nursing Mothers Amendment to FLSA
  • Morgan Lewis
  • USA
  • December 22 2010

On December 21, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published a Request for Information that contains its preliminary interpretations of the 2010 Nursing Mothers Amendment to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) enacted as part of the Healthcare Reform Law.


White House announces joint DOL-ABA private attorney referral program for FLSA and FMLA claims; employers should be mindful of potential consequences
  • Morgan Lewis
  • USA
  • November 30 2010

On November 19, Vice President Joseph Biden announced a joint initiative between the Department of Labor (DOL or the Department) and the American Bar Association (ABA) to assist plaintiffs in obtaining legal counsel for claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).


DOL interpretation expands the scope of “parents” eligible to take FMLA leave
  • Morgan Lewis
  • USA
  • June 24 2010

On June 22, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) significantly increased the number of employees who will be eligible to take Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave to care for a child, by broadening the definition of who constitutes a “son or daughter” under the Act.


FMLA service member leave provisions expanded
  • Morgan Lewis
  • USA
  • November 2 2009

Last week, President Obama signed into law the Department of Defense Authorization Conference Report (DoD Authorization Law), P.L. No. 111-84, which, among other things, amends the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to expand the FMLA’s military caregiver leave entitlement to include veterans, who were not covered under existing law.