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Are changes coming to the FMLA?

Are changes coming to the FMLA?

admin June 30, 2019

Originally published by http://feeds.lexblog.com/~r/EmployerLawReport/~3/252UeB9AEN0/

By Rachel Burke

It has been a decade since the United States Department of Labor (DOL) made any changes to the FMLA regulations, but we now have an indication that the DOL is at least willing to consider issuing new regulations at some point in the next few years. The United States Office of Management and Budget announced that, by April 2020, the DOL will “solicit comments on ways to improve its regulations under the FMLA to: (a) better protect and suit the needs of workers; and (b) reduce administrative and compliance burdens on employers.”

Employers interested in offering suggestions for the DOL’s consideration will be invited to do so. No promises, however, that the DOL will actually make any changes or that the changes, if made, will meaningfully address the aforementioned “administrative and compliance burdens.” But this is a start.