FMLA Flash: US DOL Announces March 2013 Date to Issue Final Revised FMLA Regulations to Support 2009 Amendments

by Martha J. Cardi, J.D. and Megan G. Holstein, J.D. In January 2012 the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) introduced proposed regulations to implement and interpret the 2009 amendments to the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).  The FMLA entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and … Continued

FMLA Leave for an Adult Child – U.S. Department of Labor Clarifies Rules

The United States Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, has issued Administrator’s Interpretation No. 2013-1 (“Interpretation) regarding when an employee can take time off from work under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to care for an adult child with a serious health condition.  The Interpretation provides extremely helpful clarifications but does not … Continued

The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America Acquires Reed Group

New York, N.Y., January 4, 2013 –  The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America (“Guardian”), one of the nation’s largest mutual life insurers and a leading provider of employee benefits, today announced that it has acquired Westminster, Colorado-based Reed Group, a recognized leader in absence management services that help employers comply with federal and state … Continued