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Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Attor­ney Gen­er­al Pax­ton: The Fed­er­al Gov­ern­ment Can’t Re-Write the Law

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas today declined the U.S. Department of Labor's request to dissolve its preliminary injunction issued last month preventing its unconstitutional revisions to the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) from taking effect. The revisions sought to redefine “spouse” to include same-sex couples.

April 10, 2015

Court Grants Gen­er­al Pax­ton’s Request for Pre­lim­i­nary Injunc­tion to Halt Oba­ma Admin­is­tra­tion’s Pro­posed FMLA Rule

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today released the following statement after a federal district court granted the state’s request for preliminary injunction on the Obama Administration’s attempt to revise the definition of “spouse” in the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

March 26, 2015

Texas Attor­ney Gen­er­al Pax­ton Sues Depart­ment of Labor Over FMLA Rule

The Texas Attorney General’s Office today filed suit against the U.S. Department of Labor over the newly revised definition of “spouse” in the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which includes a same-sex spouse if the marriage occurred in a state that recognizes such marriage. Attorney General Paxton is also advising state agencies to follow state law, not the federal rule.

March 18, 2015