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DOL Opinion Letter: Employers May Not Delay Designating FMLA Leave and Employees May Not Decline FMLA Leave

The United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) recently issued an official Opinion Letter clarifying the federal regulations regarding an employer’s obligation to designate leave as FMLA-qualifying once it has obtained sufficient information to determine that the leave qualifies as FMLA leave. Various provision in the FMLA regulations require an employer to designate employee leaves as …

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