Thursday, December 13, 2007

House passes expansion of FMLA for military families

By an overwhelming vote of 370-49, the House yesterday approved legislation that would, among other things, expand FMLA leave rights for the families of wounded service members. President Bush will be hard-pressed to veto a bill that also authorizes $696 billion in military programs. If enacted, the legislation will amend the FMLA and provide up to 6 months of leave to family members (i.e., spouse, son, daughter, or parent) of combat-injured service members to care for their loved ones. Click here for the text of section 675 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008.

Hat tip to The FMLA Blog.

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