A Change to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
Updated On: Feb 12, 2010
In January, President Bush signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act. Among other things, this amends the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) to permit a "spouse, son, daughter, parent, or next of kin" to take up to 26 workweeks of leave to care for a "member of the Armed Forces, including a member of the National Guard or Reserves, who is undergoing medical treatment, recuperation, or therapy, is otherwise in outpatient status, or is otherwise on the temporary disability retired list, for a serious injury or illness."
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees