FMLA expansion to military families approved

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For the first time since it became law in 1993, the FMLA has been amended. President Bush signed H.R. 4986 in January, granting FMLA-protected leave to family members of injured military personnel and to families of military reservists called to active duty.

The bill requires covered employers to offer FMLA leave to employees caring for family members wounded during the course of military duty (26 weeks max) and family members of reservists called to active duty in certain circumstances (12 months max).

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