Congress Votes To Expand FMLA For First Time

Law360, New York (December 17, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- With the defense spending bill on Friday, Congress signed off on an expansion of the Family and Medical Leave Act that would give protected leave to workers who care for wounded soldiers and to family members of those called to active duty from reserves.

Assuming President Bush signs the bill into law as is expected, the provision in HR 1585 would prove the first expansion of the FMLA since its 1993 enactment.

Under the parts of the legislation that deal with family leave for service members,...
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