With Memorial Day coming up this weekend, it’s often a time (or it ought to be a time) to reflect on the sacrifices made by our military.  And at the same time, consider how we, as a society, treat our veterans.

This issue was highlighted for me many years ago.  During a court proceeding

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

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

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

On this designated Veteran’s Day, it seems an appropriate time to highlight some common issues that pop up frequently on USERRA issues, particularly as they may affect returning veterans.   Veterans, and interested employers, should also seek out the Department of Labor’s website designed specifically to address these issues.   

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