DOL Interprets Family and Medical Leave Act Regarding Parental Rights

On June 22, 2010, the US Department of Labor clarified the definition of a “son or daughter” under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The FMLA, which applies to companies who have more than 50 employees within a 75 mile radius allows eligible workers to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave during any 12 month period to care for a child, spouse, parent or for themselves.