LGBT Rights Finally Come To The FMLA

Law360, New York (March 4, 2015, 10:54 AM EST) -- As the latest news and gossip trends on social media, federal agencies and courts are experiencing their own kind of trend — the expansion of federal law to provide benefits and protections to LGBT individuals that have not previously been provided.

Just last week, on Feb. 25, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor published final rules which effectively amend the Family and Medical Leave Act to provide the benefits available thereunder to same-sex spouses.[1] Under the FMLA, specified individuals are entitled to up to 12 weeks or 26 weeks of unpaid leave under qualifying circumstances, including, among other things, to care...

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