The Department of Labor published a final rule amending Family Medical Leave Act regulations military leave last month. The new rule contains some noteworthy changes.
The new rule generally:
- Adds a new category of exigency leave for parental care (i.e., care for a military member’s parent when the parent is incapable of self-care);
- Expands from five to fifteen days the amount of R&R FMLA leave an eligible employee would be able to take to spend with a covered service person; and
- Clarifies rules for calculating intermittent and/or reduced schedule leave.