OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET COMPLETES REVIEW OF PROPOSED REVISIONS TO FMLA REGULATIONS

by Patricia A. Schaeffer, Vice President-Regulatory Affairs

On January 31, 2008, the White House Office of Management and Budget completed its review of Department of Labor proposed revisions to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The proposed rule is expected to respond to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Ragsdale v. Wolverine World Wide, Inc., 535 U.S. 81 (2002), which invalidated regulatory provisions issued under the FMLA pertaining to the effects of an employer’s failure to timely designate leave that is taken by an employee as being covered by the FMLA.

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