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1. Will this new section change any previously existing terms or definitions under the Family Medical Leave Act of 1993 (“FMLA”)?

No. The FMLA’s terms and definitions remain the same. The new law simply adds a provision that addresses the unique needs of the COVID-19 pandemic. As of April 1st, City employees may take FMLA leave for “a qualifying need related to a public health emergency” (i.e., the coronavirus). Meanwhile, other qualifying reasons for FMLA leave remain unchanged (e.g., serious health condition, military caregiver, baby bonding, etc.).

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