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2.14.2013

DOL Expands FMLA Coverage for Military Family Leave

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To mark the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) released the results of a study showing “employers generally find it easy to comply with the law, and misuse of the FMLA by workers is rare.” According to the Department of Labor’s press release, 91 percent of employers report that complying with the FMLA “has either no noticeable effect or a positive effect on business operations such as employee absenteeism, turnover and morale.”

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