DOL Asks If FMLA 'Health Condition' Definition Needs Update

Law360 (July 16, 2020, 9:44 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Labor on Thursday put out a solicitation for public comment on whether it should update regulations that define a "serious health condition" under the Family and Medical Leave Act that can make an employee eligible for job-protected leave.

The DOL's Wage and Hour Division, which enforces the FMLA, said in a Federal Register request for information that "surveys continue to show an ongoing need for education and awareness in the administration and use of FMLA leave." In particular, it asked for comments addressing several aspects of complying with the act.

The first is whether the DOL should...

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