The rules for when a company must provide federally mandated medical leave to employees may change due to remote work. So far though, proximity to an office is still an important criteria. In Texas, a court ruled that an employer was not liable for FMLA because the employee was working remotely, reporting to an Ohio office, and was not within 75 miles of the office because they worked from home in Texas.
So far the states are interpreting rules that weren’t written with remote work in mind.
- Compliance is dynamic, as people move around the eligibility of FMLA makes it more difficult for employers to administer