HR Management & Compliance

Family and Medical Leave: Bush Vetoes Bill with FMLA Expansion

President Bush has vetoed legislation that, among other things, would have amended the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to permit employees to use leave in certain circumstances when their spouse, child, or parent is called for active duty in the military. The FMLA amendment was part of a broader defense measure, H.R. 1585.

Because the veto wasn’t based on any objection to the FMLA provision, it’s likely that Congress will introduce new legislation including a similar FMLA-expansion provision.

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H.R. 1585

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