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The 2009 Amendments to the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act Regulations

Connecticut Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Quarterly

Winter/Spring 2009

Authors: Henry J. Zaccardi

On November 17, 2008, the U.S. Department of Labor published amended Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) regulations.1 The complete publication included nearly 285 pages of preamble and explanatory material, approximately 90 pages of actual regulations, and multiple appendices. The new regulations took effect on January 16, 2009. The DOL has a “Final Rule” website available for downloading the regulations and related information: http://www.dol.gov/esa/whd/fmla/finalrule.htm. In addition, the Connecticut Department of Labor has issued a publication containing a review of the federal changes and, where applicable, the corresponding proposed changes to the state law. That publication can be found at the following address: http://www.ctdol.state.ct.us/wgwkstnd/fmla/FMLA-Guidance.pdf.

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