The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 (NDAA) amended FMLA to allow qualified employees with family members in the military to take leave under two circumstances:
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The provisions for servicemember caregivers took effect in January 2008. However, the effective date for "qualifying exigency" leave was delayed until DOL issued final regs. Now they have, so employers must comply. Here are points to keep in mind:
DOL's final FMLA regulations alter the rules for "regular" FMLA such as the employee's or a family member's serious health conditions, and the birth, adoption, or foster care placement of a child.
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In tomorrow's Advisor, we'll offer tips on notification and certification, and take a look at a complete compliance guide for FMLA.
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