If your company has significant FMLA issues (such as a large percentage of employees certified for intermittent leave), you should be paying attention to the proposed changes to the FMLA regulations. One major change that should be supported is the right to require recertification every 30 days for long-term chronic conditions where there are reasonable safety concerns and intermittent leave has been used during the 30-day period. Comments on the proposed regulations are due by April 11.

If you are interested in learning more about the proposed changes and possibly commenting on them, Sheppard Mullin Partner Jennifer G. Redmond will be hosting a free LiveMeeting on Wednesday, March 26, 2008, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. PST. 

Please contact Melissa Omphroy, momphroy@sheppardmullin.com or 415-774-2997, if you would like to attend.