US DOL Provides New Resources for Workers Impacted by Cancer.


In a December 8, 2022 blog post, Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh announced that the U.S. Department of Labor has created new resources to help workers who have cancer or have family members with cancer. A website collects information and resources for those employees on the following topics:

  • leave under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and
  • leave under relevant State family and medical leave and temporary disability laws
  • leave as a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • paid sick leave for employees of federal contractors
  • paid sick leave under employer policy (note that some states and local jurisdictions also mandate paid sick leave)
  • protections from discrimination under the ADA (with a link to the EEOC’s webpage on cancer in the workplace)
  • prohibited discrimination under the FMLA