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Legal Update: New Opinion Letters for FLSA and FMLA

12 Aug 2019 11:59 AM | Melanie Ridlon (Administrator)

The U.S. Department of Labor issued the following three new opinion letters that address compliance issues related to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

FMLA2019-2-A, addressing whether time spent attending a Committee on Special Education meeting to discuss a child’s Individualized Education Program qualifies as FMLA leave;

FLSA2019-11, addressing the application of the section 7(k) overtime exemption to public agency employees engaged in both fire protection and law enforcement activities; and 

FLSA2019-12, addressing the employment status of volunteer reserve deputies who may perform paid extra duty work for third parties.

The Department offers an Opinion Letter Search and encourages the public to submit requests for opinion letters to WHD to obtain an opinion or to determine whether existing guidance already addresses their questions.


If you have any questions regarding these opinion letters or other Department of Labor issues, you may contact Jenny Holt Teeter or Brianna C. Cook

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