In January of 2008, President Bush signed into law amendments to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) that authorize two new forms of military leave. The first form is called qualifying exigency leave and its provisions go into effect on Jan. 16, 2009. The second form is called military caregiver leave and its provisions are currently effective. The Department of Labor (DOL) issued its proposed regulations in the spring of this year and its final regulations last month. This article explains the substantive provisions of the final regulations.
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