"The New FMLA Regulations: What You Need To Know Now!," DESHRM Meeting

January 13, 2009
Cavalier country Club


The Department of Labor's new FMLA regulations go into effect on January 16, 2009. Delaware employment law attorneys William Bowser and Scott Holt will help you comply with the the new requirements. The following topics will be covered:

  • New "military caregiver leave" permitting family members of wounded military personnel to take up to six months of unpaid leave in a 12-month period to care for their relatives during the recovery process
  • New "qualifying exigency leave" permitting families of National Guard members and the reserves to use up to 12 weeks of leave to manage the members’ affairs while they are on active duty
  • New definitions of a “serious health condition”
  • New regulations on “chronic serious health condition”
  • Prohibitions on direct supervisors contacting the employee’s health care provider about a medical certification
  • Expanding the notice requirements for employers and employees
  • Explaining how employers may settle FMLA claims
  • Stopping employers from charging FMLA time to employees who are on light duty