Friday, July 16, 2010
Family Medical Leave Act
In late 2009, the Labor Department issued final regulations to the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to interpret the new military amendments. The expanded leave for military service members and their families constitutes the most significant change to FMLA in years. The expanded leave now allows for twenty-six weeks of leave for an injured service member and twelve weeks of exigency leave for military families. Helping family members be with an injured service member seems like the least we can do. It is certainly not too big an inconvenience on an employer for all that has been sacrificed by the service member’s family.