Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis along with First Lady Michelle Obama announced on Monday, January 30, 2012 that the Department of Labor is issuing a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to implement statutory amendments to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) that would expand military family leave provisions and incorporate a special eligibility provision for airline flight crew employees. This NPRM would interpret and implement the most recent statutory amendments to the FMLA.
Two acts, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 and the Airline Flight Crew Technical Corrections Act, have made significant amendments to the FMLA. The NPRM addresses those amendments.
Once the NPRM is published in the Federal Register there will be a public comment period for 60 days after the date of publication. Interested parties will be able to submit comments on the proposed rule during this time. For more information on the proposed revisions, visit the Department of Labor website.
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