FMLA Extension To Military Creates Uncertainties

Law360, New York (February 21, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- At the end of January, President Bush signed legislation that adds to the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) a requirement that covered employers grant eligible employees FMLA leave to handle “qualifying exigencies” when their spouse, child or parent is called for active duty in the military, or to care for family members injured in military service.

Under the amendments, eligible employees are entitled to leave for two new circumstances. First, employees may take up to 12 weeks of FMLA leave in a 12-month period...
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