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Labor: Checking in with recent and upcoming FMLA decisions

The DOL also may establish new regulations soon

Three years after the effective date of the latest revision to regulations under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), issues concerning the FMLA continue to be a focus of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the courts.

Recently, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania ruled that an employer who imposed travel restrictions on employees on medical leave did not violate the FMLA. In Pellegrino v. Communications Workers of America, the employer required employees who were on FMLA leave to remain in the immediate vicinity of their homes; exceptions were made for employees to receive medical treatment or attend to necessary activities related to personal or family needs.


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Kathleen Furey McDonough

Kathleen Furey McDonough is a partner with Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, where she focuses her practice on providing clients with counsel on employment policies,...

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