Public Employment Law Bulletin #35

Congress Amends the Family and Medical Leave Act to Add a New Category of Protected Leave for Military Families

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Discusses a new amendment to the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) that provides employees who have family members in the armed services with extended leave. The bulletin explains aspects of servicemember family leave including restriction on the total amount of leave, eligibility requirements, and medical certification; and it provides practice advice for public employers.

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