Veto Stalls FMLA Protection For Military Families

Law360, New York (January 4, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- President Bush’s surprise year-end decision to block a $696 billion military spending bill that included revisions to the Family and Medical Leave Act isn't likely to delay enactment of the new provisions for long.

The bill, known as the National Defense Authorization Act, included two modifications to the FMLA that would give protected leave to workers who care for wounded soldiers and to family members of those called to active duty from reserves.

Bush's Dec. 28 veto was not aimed at those provisions, which were only...
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