Same-Sex Spouses are Now Covered Under the FMLA

By May 1st, 2018HR Blog

Mom-kid-300x200By Jennifer Jacobus, PHR-CA, SDEA

The Department of Labor (DOL) recently updated its definition of “spouse” for purposes of leave under the federal law known as the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The updateddefinition will allow an eligible employee who is in a legal same-sex marriage to take leave under the FMLA to care for his or her spouse. However, there are still some nuances to the revised FMLA that employers should be aware of…

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