Complying With The New Expanded FMLA

Law360, New York (November 11, 2009, 10:56 AM EST) -- On Oct. 28, 2009, President Obama signed into law a Defense Department Fiscal Year 2010 authorization bill that includes language expanding certain provisions of the Family and Medical Leave Act.

These expansions affect the circumstances under which relatives of military service members and veterans may take FMLA leave. Employers should begin preparing to comply with the new requirements.

The New FMLA Provisions

Before the current expansion of FMLA rights, an employee eligible for FMLA leave could take up to 12 weeks of FMLA leave during a...
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