Tag Archives: FMLA

New FMLA Rule Expands Benefits to Military Families and Airline Flight Crews

The U.S. Department of Labor marked the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Family and Medical Leave Act by issuing a final rule implementing two important expansions of FMLA protections. The first expansion provides families of eligible veterans with the same job-protected FMLA leave currently available to families of military service members, and enables more […]

Award of Backpay Under FMLA Could Include Overtime Compensation

First Circuit Court In this case, on a matter of first impression, the First Circuit affirmed the district court’s holding that an award of backpay to an employee for the employer’s violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) properly included overtime compensation.Juan Pagán-Colón, an assistant manager at a Walgreens in Puerto Rico, brought […]