ADAAA Expands FMLA for Adult Children

Just when employers thought they had FMLA figured out, ADAAA throws in a new wrinkle.

 

According to attorney Joan Gale and several other noted experts, the expansion of ADA under ADAAA will enable many more employees to take FMLA for adult children, even when those children are not members of the military or veterans.

 

An employee can take unpaid, job-protected leave of up to 12 weeks under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act when an immediate family member has a serious health condition. Originally, the FMLA was crafted so that immediate family members included parents, a spouse, and a son or daughter under the age of 18.

 

Sons and daughters over the age of 18 were Continue reading