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Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger recently signed California’s new law allowing military spouses to take leave. The law requires some employers to provide up to 10 days of unpaid leave to the spouse of a qualified member of the U.S. armed forces, National Guard or reserves.

Here are employer guidelines on exactly how to administer this new entitlement.

Employers covered

The law, AB 392, amends Section 395.10 of the Military and Veterans Code, which provides certain benefits for qualifying members of the armed forces, National Guard and reserves.

Employers subject to the new law include “any individual, corporation, company, firm, state, city, county, city and county, municipal corporation, district, public authority, or any other governmental subdivision that employs 25 or more employees.” 

The statute doesn’t say whether to count part-time and temporary employees or those who work outside California. Therefore, the best appr...(register to read more)

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