Yesterday, President Bush signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 (H.R. 4986), which includes two provisions that expand the benefits of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to assist service members and their families.
The military family leave provisions included in H.R. 4986 is the first expansion of the FMLA since the law was first enacted in 1993.
Read our FMLA FAQ to learn more about how these changes could affect you.