Let HR and Benefits know: The Department of Labor (DOL) just announced that it plans to issue new rules that would expand the current provisions of the the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
The agency said it intends to extend military caregiver leave to veteran’s family members for up to five years after leaving the military.
Right now, FMLA only covers the family of “currently serving” armed service members.
The DOL’s proposed changes would also extend qualifying exigency leave to employees who have family serving in the regular armed service.
Only family members of National Guard members and reservists are covered by current FMLA leave provisions.
Finally, the new FMLA regs would include a flexible, three-part definition for the serious injury or illness of a veteran.
Also included in the DOL’s proposed changes is a new rule on special eligibility for airline flight crew employees.
To few the DOL’s official announcement, click: