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News Release

Labor Department Seeks Information
on Family and Medical Leave Act

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor announced today that it is seeking information and comment from the public on the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and its implementing regulations. The request for information (RFI) will be published in the Federal Register on Friday, Dec. 1.

"The department has had the FMLA on its regulatory agenda for a number of years," said Victoria A. Lipnic, assistant secretary for the department's Employment Standards Administration. "We've realized we need some fresh information and fresh thinking on the issues that have developed over nearly a dozen years since the regulations were implemented. We'd like more input from the public, which is why we put out the request for information."

Written comments on the RFI should be submitted to Richard M. Brennan, Senior Regulatory Officer, Wage and Hour Division, Employment Standards Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S-3502, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210. Electronic comments may be submitted by e-mail to: Comments of 20 pages or less may be submitted by FAX machine to (202) 693-1432, which is not a toll-free number. Comments should be received by no later than 5 p.m., February 2, 2007.

For more information on the request and for general information on the FMLA, please visit the Internet at Information is also available by calling the Department of Labor's toll-free help line at 1-866-4USWAGE (1-866-487-9243).


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Employment Standards Administration
November 30, 2006