The new FMLA rule is now in effect. Here’s a handy guide to what you really need to know.

What Changed?

In 2008, the FMLA was amended to provide leave for military families. In 2010, the FMLA was amended again to expand military-leave protections and to add a special eligibility provision for airline flight crews. The new rule — which officially went into effect March 8 — puts those changes into practice.

Everything You Need

Here’s a greatest hits collection of links to everything employers need to comply with the new requirements.

  • All the new forms are here.
  • Here’s the poster.
  • You can read the new rule in its entirety here.
  • Here’s an overview of the major provisions.
  • Here are some helpful FAQs.
  • Here’s a handy side-by-side comparison with the old rules.
  • Here’s an employee guide.
  • Here are the DOL’s official fact sheets.
  • Here’s the DOL’s press release.