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Summer 2007


On December 1, 2006, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued a Request for Information (“RFI”) seeking public comments on the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”). The RFI was divided into three sections. Part I provided a summary and background of the FMLA, existing DOL regulations, legal challenges, and related issues. Part II described twelve specific topics about which the DOL sought comment.Part III discussed a 2000 Westat Report that estimated the number of employees and employers covered under the FMLA and the number of employees who used the FMLA. According to the DOL, over 15,000 comments were submitted in response to the RFI.