On July 16 and 17, the Department of Labor (DOL) released two Requests for Information (RFI) seeking feedback and data from stakeholders, such as small businesses, regarding their experience with paid leave and the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA). Please note that these are two separate requests, and two separate dockets.
Paid Leave: For purposes of this information collection, paid leave refers to paid family and medical leave to care for family members, or for one’s own health. The RFI seeks feedback on a variety of topics, such as how requirements for paid leave would economically impact small businesses, small non-profits, or small governmental jurisdictions with a population of under 50,000. What are the costs and benefits, and are there alternatives that would minimize these impacts? Comments to DOL are due on September 14, 2020.