Live organ donors protected under FMLA

Live organ donors protected under FMLA

Wednesday Sep 5 Read more: The Columbian

The U.S. Department of Labor released a legal opinion Aug. 28 confirming that live organ donation qualifies as a serious health condition and, therefore, is eligible for protection as outlined in the Family Medical Leave Act. The opinion is in response to an appropriations funding bill provision authored by Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, that amended the FMLA to include organ donation as a qualified condition for leave.

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