Family and Medical Leave Act

March 2013 marks a milestone in American workforce history. One hundred years ago on March 4, then President William Howard Taft signed legislation creating the U.S. Department of Labor. The US DOL’s mission is to foster, promote, and develop the welfare of wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; Read more

The US Department of Labor today published a new Final Rule expanding military-related leave protections under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).  The Final Rule is effective March 8, 2013. The Final Rule implements two important expansions of FMLA protections. The first expansion provides families of eligible veterans with the same job-protected FMLA leave Read more