Thursday, October 29, 2009
Today, President Obama signed a new law (the National Defense Authorization Action for Fiscal Year 2010) that expanded FMLA coverage for servicemembers. This new law builds on an early law signed by President Bush and aims to fill in gaps left by the previous measure. Among other things, the new law provides exigency leave for active-duty servicemembers on foreign deployment (the previous law provided such coverage only for National Guard or Reserve members). There is also expanded coverage for those caring for servicemembers.
Hat Tip: Marcy Karin