Client Alert! On August 8, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") issued an opinion letter in which the DOL concluded that the Family and Medical Leave Act ("FMLA") covers a parent’s attendance at his/her child’s individualized education ("IEP") meeting at school. While this should be reviewed on a case by case basis, if a child has a serious health condition, attendance at an annual IEP meeting is likely a qualifying reason for taking intermittent FMLA leave. The employer may still require the employee to provide a copy of a certification issued by a health care provider supporting the employee’s request for intermittent leave and should document the leave as they would other FMLA leaves.
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