A LITTLE HELP WITH FMLA CASE LAW
The U. S. Dept. of Labor just made it a little easier for us to understand the Family Medical Leave Act by publishing a “plain English” guide to the law. While OPM, not DOL, regulates the FMLA for federal sector employees and there are some differences between the rights of federal and all other employees, the DOL guide will help those employees and union reps understand the more fundamental parts of the law. For those who already know the basics, OPM offers a bundle of material to help them start dealing with the federal sector details. And for the local’s FMLA guru, be sure the check in regularly with the FMLA blog run by the law firm of Ogletree Deakins—as well as the Bosland blog captured in our right-side column.