New regulations regarding the Family and Medical Leave Act issued by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) will go into effect tomorrow, March 8. These new regulations are not as extensive as others issued in the past, and many of the changes focus on military members and their families. For example, the regulations expand the definition of a qualifying exigency arising from a military member’s covered active duty, and increase the amount of time for leave related to the military member’s rest and recuperation from 5 to 15 days. The regulations also clarify that employers must comply with the confidentiality requirements of the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (GINA).
Employers can find the updated poster on the DOL website. The new poster must be posted at workplaces by this Friday.