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New Regulations both Simplify and Complicate Family & Medical Leave

Connecticut Association of Nonprofits

March 2009

Authors: Gary S. Starr, Henry J. Zaccardi

On January 16, 2009 new regulations implementing the federal Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) went into effect. These new regulations change the way FMLA must be administered. There are some basic changes that provide employers with more flexibility, but with increased record keeping requirements. Overall, they emphasize the importance of communication with employees so that they understand their rights, what they need to do to obtain leave, and what they must do to preserve their reinstatement rights. The following briefly highlights some of the important changes.

*This article has been posted with the permission of the Connecticut Association of Nonprofits (www.ctnonprofits.org).

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