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“In Sickness and in Health…”: DOL Issues Final Rule Granting FMLA Rights to Married Same-Sex Couples

Authored by Sara J. Ackermann
Posted on March 10, 2015
Filed under Employment

In a win for same-sex married couples, the DOL has revised the FMLA so that employees in legal same-sex marriages can take FMLA leave to care for their spouse or family member, regardless of where they live. The regulation is effective March 27, 2015. For the full legal update, including a summary of what this means for Wisconsin employers, click here