Workplace Flexibility & Leave

DOL Seeks Stakeholder Input on Paid Leave and the FMLA

On July 16 and 17, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released two requests for information (RFI) seeking feedback and data from stakeholders regarding their experiences with paid leave and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

In the first RFI, the department’s Women’s Bureau asked employers about barriers to paid leave and key insights drawn from the temporary paid-leave mandate in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. The public may comment until Sept. 14.

The second RFI came from the agency’s Wage and Hour Division. Among other things, the agency asked employers for information about challenges in applying the FMLA’s eligibility criteria and administering intermittent leave. The public may comment until Sept. 15.

SHRM will comment on both RFIs, and your input is critical to our response. Stay tuned for the opportunity to help shape SHRM’s response by providing feedback on your experiences implementing paid leave and FMLA.