By: Brian D. Boreman
If so, you likely are already aware of the Family Medical Leave Act and the fact that eligible employees are permitted to take leave in certain instances, such as to care for a newborn child or to care for a family member with a serious health condition. Recent revisions to the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), however, have provided new leave entitlements for eligible employees. Probably the most significant change to the FMLA creates leave entitlements for families of military servicemen and servicewomen. Now, an employee that is a spouse, son, daughter or parent of a member of the Armed Forces may take leave if the serviceman or servicewoman is on active duty, or has been notified of impending active duty. Additionally, an eligible employee may take leave to care for a family member that has suffered serious injury or illness as a result of service in the military. Other changes were also made to the FMLA, most notably the requirement that employees take reasonable efforts to schedule intermittent leave in a manner to cause less disruption with the company’s business operations.
To learn more about the revisions to the FMLA and to make sure that your company is compliant with its regulations, or for any other employment-related issues, please contact Brian D. Boreman.