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Answers to your FMLA military family leave questions

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On Jan. 28, 2008, President Bush signed into law the first significant amendment to the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993. Because of the significant changes to this very important and complex statute, we have provided answers below to the most frequently asked questions regarding the changes to the FMLA.

The new FMLA military leave law

Q. What new types of leave does the amended FMLA now provide?

A. The FMLA has been amended to allow two new types of leave, both associated with military duty.

Active-duty leave
allows an employee who is a spouse, child or parent of an active-duty (or soon-to-be active-duty) service member to take up to 12 weeks of leave due to a “qualifying exigency.” The leave may be taken all at once or intermittently, may run concurrently with vacation or paid time off and may be unpaid. The U.S. Labor Department is currently in the process of defining what constitutes a “qualifying exigenc...(register to read more)

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