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Congress Approves Bill to Expand FMLA for Military Families

January 28, 2008
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The legislation would expand the Family and Medical Leave Act, allowing employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave when a family member is on active duty in the military or is called up for active duty.
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Bush Administration Intends to Change FMLA Regulations

January 25, 2008
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But as the Department of Labor launches its process, the extent of the revisions remains a mystery. Business groups have criticized aspects of FMLA for causing administrative headaches, while advocates want to see it expanded.
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Hoping That the High Court Will End the Risky Business of FMLA Claims Waivers

January 8, 2008
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The Supreme Court is being asked to resolve a nettlesome jurisdictional split on releases of employee claims under the Family and Medical Leave Act and restore some degree of clarity and uniformity to what has become an unsettled area of employment law.
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Employer FMLA Frustrations May Rise With First Extension

December 27, 2007
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The bill enables spouses, children, parents or next of kin to wounded military service personnel to take 26 weeks of unpaid leave to care for their loved one.
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Employers Legal Obligations to Employees in the Military

October 5, 2007
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Hiring citizen soldiers has great benefits, but there are also strict laws governing their treatment that every employer needs to know.
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Labor Department Report Illuminates FMLA Challenges

July 12, 2007
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While the report says FMLA works well for leaves related to childbirth, adoption and acute illnesses in families, employers have serious difficulties managing intermittent leave and definitions of what constitutes a serious health condition.
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Florida Allows Leave in Domestic Violence Cases

July 10, 2007
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Before receiving the leave, the employee must first exhaust all annual or vacation, personal and sick leave unless the employer waives the requirement, the law says.
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