Last December, President Barack Obama had authorized to deploy more than 30,000 troops for military service which would impact a greater number of employees and their employers. Earlier in October, President Obama had signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which includes provisions expanding military leave entitlements of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) by broadening the “qualifying exigency” leave and military caregiver leave that became effective in January 2008.
Do you know what qualifying exigency leave is and which employees are eligible? Are you familiar with military caregiver leave and how the benefits to employees have been expanded? Have you completed the action items needed to update company policies and your employee handbook?
If your answers to these questions make you realize there’s work to be done, be sure to read this month’s featured article by the HR pros at MyHRSupportCenter, Expanded Military Leave and the FMLA. If you’re not yet signed up or would like a free trial of MyHRSupportCenter, contact Vision Payroll today.