Democrats Oppose FMLA Changes

Democrats on Congressional Hill are voicing opposition to the proposed changes to the FMLA implementing regulations recently announced by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Senators Chris Dodd (D-CT) and Edward Kennedy (D-MA) recently expressed their concern that the proposed changes would discourage employees from exercising their right to take family and medical leave. Senator Dodd, the Subcommittee chairman and sponsor of the original FMLA, identified proposals allowing employers to require employers to provide medical recertification every six months and allowing employers to contact the employee's health care provider directly as areas of particular concern.

You can read more about the issue at The FMLA Blog.