Understanding 'In Loco Parentis' After DOL Clarification

Law360, New York (July 19, 2010, 12:39 PM EDT) -- On June 23, the U.S. Department of Labor issued guidance to clarify the definition of "son or daughter" under the Family and Medical Leave Act as it applies to an employee taking FMLA-protected leave for the birth or placement of a child, to care for a newborn or newly placed child, or to care for a child with a serious health condition.

The regulations define a son or daughter as a biological or adopted child, foster child, a stepchild, a legal ward or a child of...
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