FMLA Leave Rights Expanded

Published July 2010

Wage and Hour Division – June 22, 2010

On June 22, 2010, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) clarified the “son or daughter” definition under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) regarding non-military leave. The new interpretation grants leave rights to an individual providing a child with daily care or financial support, regardless if a biological or legal relationship exists between the individual and the child.

Click here to view Administrator’s Interpretation No. 2010-3