New Guide to FMLA Issued by DOL

The
Department of Labor has issued a new Guide to the
Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), designed to provide employees with a
simpler, more “case-based” explanation of the many aspects of the law.  The emphasis is on plain language and
realistic situations, even including a number of “step-by-step” logic trees to
guide an employee through the entire FMLA process, along with clear definitions
of the essential terms.  The Guide is
likely to be a useful training tool for employers.

In addition, a new Directive is expected
requiring employers to display the FMLA poster in all places of business, even those that have no workers eligible
for FMLA leave.  A new poster is being
planned but there is no need to replace the existing
poster