Thursday, February 14, 2013
Happy 20th Anniversary FMLA
The United States is looking out for its service men and women once again. Military families now have even more protection afforded to them under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Although the Act has twice been expanded to accommodate military personnel and their loved ones, it has once again been amended for them. Family members of service men and women will now receive an additional 14 weeks of job-protected time off to care for injured service members and deal with other deployment related issues that may arise. Furthermore, airline flight crew employees, due to their work schedules, will receive greater access to the FMLA benefits. Military families can have some stress eased knowing that the original 12 guaranteed work weeks have now been increased to 26 weeks. This will allow family members to more adequately care for their beloved service members without having the added worries of maintaining employment.