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The New FMLA Regulations: What You Need to Know Now

Original Webcast date: December 17, 2008

On November 17, 2008, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued revised regulations under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA). The regulations update existing rulings and address new military-related leave entitlements that were signed into law in January, 2008. These regulations become effective on January 16, 2009.

The DOL made many significant changes to the existing FMLA regulations. Some of the revised and new provisions include those about:

  • Redefining some categories of "serious health conditions;"
  • Clarifying the employee's responsibilities to report intermittent absences;
  • Eliminating the need for employers to use health care providers to seek clarifications of medical condition certifications;
  • Expanding "fitness-for-duty" requirements;
  • Military caregiver leave;
  • Revising the notice penalty provisions; and
  • Clarifying existing regulations regarding, among others, waivers of FMLA claims, expiration of certifications, and "perfect attendance" awards.

Click here to listen to the replay of Aon Hewitt's complimentary 90-minute Webcast, "The New FMLA Regulations: What You Need to Know Now," to learn more about what is included in the 762-page final regulations.

The Webcast highlights the key provisions and outlines the implications for you and your company. Speaking on this Webcast are Matt Morris, Aon Hewitt's FMLA legal expert, along with Kim Stattner, a leader of Aon Hewitt's Absence Management solution.