Everything You Could Possibly Want to Know About the New FMLA

The new FMLA rule is now in effect. Here’s a handy guide to what you really need to know.

What changed?

In 2008, the Family Medical and Leave Act was amended to provide leave for military families.

In 2010, the FMLA was amended again to expand military-leave protections and to add a special eligibility provision for airline flight crews. The new rule — which officially went into effect March 8 — puts those changes into practice.

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Everything you need

Here’s a greatest hits collection of links to everything employers need to comply with the new requirements.

  • All the new forms are here.
  • Here’s the poster.
  • You can read the new rule in its entirety here.
  • Here’s an overview of the major provisions.
  • Here are some helpful FAQs.
  • Here’s a handy side-by-side comparison with the old rules.
  • Here’s an employee guide.
  • Here are the U.S. Department of Labor’s official fact sheets.
  • Here’s the Labor Department’s press release.

This was originally published on Manpower Group’s Employment Blawg.

Mark Toth has served as Manpower Group North America's Chief Legal Officer since 2000. He also serves on the company’s Global Leadership Team, Global Legal Lead Team and North American Lead Team. Mark is recognized as an expert on legal issues affecting the U.S. workplace and is frequently quoted in media from The Wall Street Journal to 60 Minutes. He is also a past Chair of the American Staffing Association and is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources. Contact him at mark.toth@manpowergroup.com.