Important Update: Family and Medical Leave Update


On October 28, 2009, President Obama signed into law an amendment to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The amendment expands coverage for family members of those in military service. The major charges are: 1)family members of active duty service members now qualify for military exigency leave (previously, it was limited to family members of those in the National Guard and Reserves); and 2) the conditions under which family members may take military caregiver leave were expanded.

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