The DOL revised thein early 2009 to reflect both court decisions and changes Congress made in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2008. (Congress again changed the rules in the 2010 NDAA.) Here are the most important changes:
1. Military caregiver leave. The 2008 NDAA allows covered employees in military families to take up to 26 weeks of unpaidin each 12-month period to care for a family member with a service-related illness or injury. The 2010 NDAA expanded the definition of service-related illness or injury to include a condition related to military service completed in the last five years. Also, while the 2008 NDAA covered only activated reservists and National Guard members, the 2010 NDAA includes the regular armed services as well.
2. New leave for families of National Guard and Reserve members. Families of National Guard and Reserve personnel on active duty are allowe...(register to read more)