There’s an interesting new decision from the federal court in Pennsylvania which looks to the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) in seeking to interpret the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”).  

FMLA leave is designed to allow an employee to address family medical issues, and in this case the issue was whether the employee was entitled to such leave in order to find  new daycare for her autistic daughter who has significant developmental disorders and physical impairments. 

My distinguished colleague, Aaron Weems, addresses this new decision and its implications in an article in the Fox Rothschild Pennsylvania Family Law blog which can be found at: