President Bush has signed an amendment of the Family & Medical Leave Act that will assist our military personnel and their families. Here's an early report from Business Insurance.
The bill "requires employers to offer up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave to employees when a spouse, child or parent is on active duty or is called up for active duty. Leave could be for any “exigency” as defined by regulations to be drafted by the Labor Department."
The bill also allows spouses, parents, and children up to 26 weeks of leave to care for a service member who has been injured as a result of his or her service.
We will follow this bill and post the relevant information as the regulations get drafted.