FMLA Amendments Signed - Leave for Relatives of Military

Congress passed FMLA amendments expanding FMLA protection leave taken under certain circumstances by relatives of soldiers. We covered the amendments here. The president initially vetoed the law in which the FMLA amendments were contained. Now he has signed them. They are included within HR 4986, as section 585. (It's a big bill, concerning a number of issues related to defense; so, please scroll to that section). We will be writing an article regarding compliance with this new law over the next couple of weeks.