DOL Hosts FMLA Q and A Webinar

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) has been and continues to be a source of many questions for both employers and employees. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is hosting a free webinar June 27 at 2:00 p.m. to answer employers’ and employees’ FMLA questions.

“The Family and Medical Leave Act provides America’s workers one of the country’s most important job protections: the right to take leave for a serious health condition or to care for an immediate family member,” Labor Secretary Hilda Solis said. “Unfortunately, too many workers don’t know about their rights under the FMLA and fail to take advantage of its protections. This webinar will make the law easier to understand, including recent guidance for nontraditional families.”

Employers may submit questions in advance of the webinar, and an FMLA specialist will provide answers. Employers who wish to participate in the webinar may register here.

The DOL also has prepared a 16-page booklet that explains the FMLA and answers common questions. The booklet, titled Need Time? The Employee’s Guide to the Family and Medical Leave Act, is available here.