Same-Sex Marriage is the Law of the Land: What’s Next for FMLA Benefits?

By | HR Legalist | June 29, 2015
Same-Sex Marriage is the Law of the Land:  What’s Next for FMLA Benefits?

Earlier this year, HR Legalist announced the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Final Rule (29 C.F.R. § 825.102) that changed the regulatory definition of “spouse” under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to include all marriages that were lawfully recognized in the place where they were performed, regardless of where the couple actually lives.

Third Circuit Issues Bright-line Interpretation of FMLA’s “Overnight Stay” Rule

By | Employment Matters Blog | June 22, 2015

Early last month, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit held that a former employee’s hospital stay did not count as an “overnight stay” under the Family and Medical Leave Act, and thus did not trigger the FMLA’s protections, because the employee was not admitted to the hospital and discharged on two separate calendar days.