Late last week, the Connecticut Senate approved a measure that would permit an employee to take up to 26 weeks of unpaid leave from work to care for family members who may have been injured in the line of military duty. The bill (Senate Bill 710) is now on the House’s calendar for a
Reminder – FMLA Amendments Regarding Military Leave Now Effective
With the signing of the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2008 (NDAA) earlier this week, the new amendments to the FMLA for care of military members are now effective immediately. For a full text of the FMLA, with the new amendments, the Department of Labor has posted it here.
For a refresher to my…
Military Leave FMLA May be a Reality Soon
As I predicted last month, Congress will quickly take up the bill regarding defense spending (which also includes a provision for protected leave for military families) this week, when it opens its 2008 session.
The New York Times is reporting this morning that a resolution of the issues which resulted in the President’s pocket veto of…
FMLA Leave Expanded to Military Families as Part of Funding Bill; Signing Possible Soon
On Friday, Congress passed the first significant amendments to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) in over a decade. The Bill still needs to be signed by President Bush in order for it to become effective.
The new bill, which has yet to be signed by President Bush, creates an additional category for…