TITLE

DOL issues wider, more liberal interpretation of 'parents' under FMLA

AUTHOR(S)
KOSTER, KATHLEEN
PUB. DATE
August 2010
SOURCE
Employee Benefit News;Aug2010, Vol. 24 Issue 10, p13
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the implications for blended families, same-sex couples, and employers of the new U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) administrative interpretation of parent under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), as of August 2010. The DOL added that a child can have an unlimited number of parents under the FMLA law which states that a person serving in loco parentis may be eligible for unpaid leave for up to 12 weeks under parental bonding leave and for the serious health condition of a child.
ACCESSION #
52920388

 

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