New week; new job. 

But that hasn’t stopped news from happening. So we’ll be using this week to catch back up.

First up: The Department of Labor has published its proposed new regulations for military leave FMLA.  But these regulations (topping 500 pages) also contain updates to earlier discussed revisions to the FMLA as

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

The New York Times reported late last week that the Department of Labor is considering new regulations to the Family and Medical Leave Act that would address concerns that employers have had about some employees are abusing the leave.  (H/T The Word on Employment Law)

Under the new rules being discussed, From Dodd archivesemployees would have

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

Since I’m only by a computer for a few minutes this morning — still vacationing — I wanted to just highlight a few points from my brief post yesterday afternoon on the expected veto of the bill that contained the expanded leave for military families. 

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On Friday, Congress passed the first significant amendments to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) in over a decade.  Morguefile - militaryThe 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