On Tuesday, the 20th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Department of Labor declined to implement changes to the law related to tracking very small measures of time off, but did finalize congressional amendments which included expanding benefits to veterans and civilian pilots and flight crews.

Long the main complaint from companies related to FMLA has been the difficulty of its administration. Proposed changes would have required the tracking of unscheduled intermittent leave, pricklier even than most.

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