The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 further expands the recent amendments to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which provides leave to qualified employees to care for family members with needs relating to military service.   However, for those employers who rely exclusively on the Department of Labor website for their required postings and certification forms, beware – portions of the Department of Labor’s website have not yet been updated to reflect these changes and reliance upon these outdated materials may cause an employer to inadvertently, yet unlawfully, deny an employee his or her rights under the FMLA.

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Employees who have family members serving in the armed forces will have new expanded rights under Section 565 of the recently-enacted National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010.  This provision further amends the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which was amended only a year ago to allow leave to care for family members with needs relating to military service.

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