Source: Gage Dungy, California Public Employee Relations Journal, no. 194, February 2009
On November 17, 2008, the United States Department of Labor published its long-awaited final regulations interpreting the Family and Medical Leave Act. The new regulations, which took effect on January 16, 2009, address 15 years of case law, statutory revision, and literally thousands of public comments received by the DOL during the review process. Some of the most significant modifications and amendments are discussed below.