Government Seeks Input On FMLA

Law360, New York (December 1, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- The Bush administration is taking a deeper look at regulations that grant workers unpaid leave to take care of family or medical emergencies, causing some to worry that the policy might soon be significantly curtailed.

On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Labor revealed its intention to seek comment from the public, employers, workers and other interested parties regarding the 1993 Family and Medical Leave Act.

"The department has had the FMLA on its regulatory agenda for a number of years," said Victoria A. Lipnic, assistant secretary...
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