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The U.S. Department of Labor has issued several opinion letters on the federal Family and Medical Leave Act, attempting to clarify several specific issues regarding employers’ responsibilities. The department also released several updated versions of FMLA forms.

“Opinion letters help provide greater clarity for American job creators and employees,” said Wage and Hour Division Deputy Administrator Bryan Jarrett. “The opinion letters issued today show the ongoing efforts of the Department to provide the tools employers need to comply with the law and protect workers.”

The opinion letters issued today address the following issues:

  • Organ donors’ qualification for FMLA leave
  • Compensability of time spent voluntarily attending benefit fairs and certain wellness activities
  • Application of the movie theater overtime exemption to a movie theater that also offers dining services
  • Application of the commissioned sales employee overtime exemption to a company that sells an internet payment software platform
  • Volunteer status of nonprofit members serving as credentialing examination graders
  • “No-fault” attendance policies and roll-off of attendance points under the FMLA

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