Monday, December 31, 2007

FMLA not expanding (for now)

Just an update on the previous post about the FMLA potentially expanding to cover employees whose spouse, child or parent are called for active military duty. On December 28, 2007, President Bush vetoed the bill, not so much for the FMLA provisions, but for other provisions which, according to the White House fact sheet, "risk imposing financially devastating hardship on Iraq...." You can read more about this decision here.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

FMLA may be expanding

Not sure how many of our employers will be affected by this change, if it goes into effect pending Bush's approval, but worth noting that the Senate voted to expand the FMLA. The change would affect those whose spouse, child or parent is called for active duty in the military. You can read more here on the SHRM website.