Five years after its enactment, the federal Family and MedicalLeave Act (“FMLA”) continues to be a source of confusion for manyemployers. The complexities of the FMLA are particularly troubling inlight of recent case law expanding liability for violations of the FMLA tosupervisors. Congress is also considering legislation that would expandthe FMLA to include employers with 25-49 employees and to add additionalqualifying events. In the face of such expanded liability, it isimperative that employers, as well as supervisors, managers and humanresources personnel, understand and comply with their obligations under theFMLA.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Web site includes the full text of the FMLA.

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