Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Same-Sex Spouses Now Covered Under Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

The United States Department of Labor Issued a Rule on February 25, 2015 That Extends Protection Under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to Partners in Same Sex Marriages


Further Advancement
The Family and Medical Leave Act provides covered employees with the right to take up to 12 weeks of leave per 12 month period in order to care for a family member experiencing a serious health condition.

FMLA Leave Rights Now Cover
Spouses in Same Sex Marriages
Up until today, the definition of "spouse" under the FMLA had included only partners in traditional opposite sex marriages.

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If You Are a Partner in a Recognized Same-Sex Marriage, You Are Now Entitled to Take FMLA Leave to Care for Your Spouse if He/She Becomes Ill or Injured

Today, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a Final Rule extending the protection under the Act to partners in legally recognized same sex marriages.

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