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FMLA Changes Broaden Employers' Obligations

Law360 (February 6, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Attorneys are advising employers to take heed of recent changes to the Family Medical Leave Act covering time off for family members of those serving in the U.S. armed forces.

The amendments to the FMLA came as part of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2008, which President Bush signed into law on Jan. 28. The changes mean that there are two new types of leave available for workers with family members in the military.

Under the new version of the law, the nearest blood relative...
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