Steps To Ensure FMLA Rights For Adult Children

Law360, New York (February 26, 2013, 12:43 PM EST) -- All covered employers know that the Family and Medical Leave Act entitles an eligible employee to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave during a 12-month period to care for a "son or daughter" with a serious health condition. While most employers have dealt with an employee’s FMLA rights to take leave to care for any child under the age of 18, not all have considered when obligations arise with adult children.

By its Jan. 14, 2013 administrator’s interpretation letter (No. 2013-1), the U.S....
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