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New Resource from CCH Covers Latest Changes to FMLA Regulations

(RIVERWOODS, ILL., December 3, 2008) – CCH has released its new Family and Medical Leave Act, Military Family Leave Final Regulations, covering the recent and significant changes to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) due to take effect January 16, 2009. CCH is a leading provider of labor and employment law information and services and part of Wolters Kluwer Law & Business (

“The FMLA regulations have not been revised since 1995 and many individuals will be affected by these new changes,” said Kristen Kaplan, CCH product manager. “Leaves happen all the time. HR and legal professionals need to take the time to understand these changes. Our experienced editorial team of employment law attorneys spent countless hours analyzing and interpreting these complex changes to create one concise reference. CCH's Law and Explanation book, Family and Medical Leave Act, Military Family Leave Final Regulations, is an invaluable resource for anyone who manages family and medical leaves.”

Providing helpful and practical guidance on the latest Family and Medical Leave laws, this authoritative reference delivers important background information concerning the rule changes, along with succinct explanations of the new rules and how they have changed from prior regulations. Major stakeholder comments received by the Department of Labor (DOL) are fully incorporated into the full text of the revised regulations.

CCH’s Family and Medical Leave Act, Military Family Leave Final Regulations includes complete explanations and expert analysis of the revised and reorganized final rule, which the DOL indicates will:

  • Help employees and their employers better understand their rights and obligations under the FMLA;
  • Modify the definition of “continuing treatment” of a serious health condition;
  • Overhaul the FMLA’s notice provisions and make significant changes to the Act's certification requirements; and
  • Speed up the implementation of the important, new military family leave entitlements.

In addition, Family and Medical Leave Act, Military Family Leave Final Regulations thoroughly reviews the changes to military family protections. The final regulations implement the new military family leave provisions that were signed into law by President Bush in January 2008. The provisions provide job-protected leave rights to employees who are the spouse, child, parent or next of kin of a "covered service member" to take a total of up to 26 workweeks of leave during a 12-month period to care for the servicemember. The expanded FMLA also permits employees to take up to 12 workweeks of FMLA leave due to qualifying exigencies.

For More Information

For more information or to order Family and Medical Leave Act, Military Family Leave Final Regulations, call 1-800-449-9525 or visit Price is $79.95 (400 pages).

About Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

Wolters Kluwer Law & Business is a leading provider of research products and software solutions in key specialty areas for legal and business professionals, as well as casebooks and study aids for law students. Its major product lines include Aspen Publishers, CCH, Kluwer Law International and Loislaw. Its markets include law firms, law schools, corporate counsel and professionals requiring legal and compliance information. Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, a unit of Wolters Kluwer, is based in New York City and Riverwoods, Ill.

Wolters Kluwer is a leading global information services and publishing company. The company provides products and services globally for professionals in the health, tax, accounting, corporate, financial services, legal and regulatory sectors. Wolters Kluwer has annual revenues (2007) of €3.4 billion ($4.8 billion), maintains operations in over 33 countries across Europe, North America, and Asia Pacific and employs approximately 19,500 people worldwide. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. For more information, visit

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EDITORS’ NOTE: Editorial review copies of Family and Medical Leave Act, Military Family Leave Final Regulations are available upon request for members of the press. Contact Neil Allen, 847-267-2179, or Brenda Au, 847-267-2046,



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