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New Leave Law Protects Family Members of Soldiers and Sailors

February 05, 2008

By Raymond W. Bertrand and Maria A. Audero

On January 28, 2008, President Bush signed Public Law 110-181, which expands the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to provide two new forms of leave to employees with family members serving in the military: leaves triggered by a servicemembers active duty (or call to active duty) and leaves triggered by a servicemembers serious injury or illness.

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Raymond W Bertrand
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