Thenow requires employers to give employees serving in the military (or who are next of kin to service members) up to 26 weeks of unpaid leave under specific conditions. While few employers begrudge military families such leave, unforeseen leave can pose scheduling problems as employers come into the summer vacation season.
Workers who are family members of service personnel are entitled to take for a “qualifying exigency.” The new regulations define “qualifying exigency” as:
- Short-notice deployment
- Military events and related activities
- Child care and school activities
- Financial and legal arrangements
- Rest and recuperation
- Post-deployment activities
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