Topic: military law

New FMLA Rules Expand Leave Eligibility for Military Family Members

Earlier this month, the Department of Labor issued its final rule implementing changes to the Family and Medical Leave Act as mandated by the National Defense Authorization Act of 2010 (NDAA). The most significant revisions to the law: expansion of the conditions under which military families can take qualified FMLA leave. For your reference, here’s… Read more »

Disabled Veterans Return to the Workforce

A growing population of military personnel returning from service and looking for work in the private sector has led the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to issue two new guidance documents on the workplace rights of disabled veterans: “Veterans and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)” directed to employers, hiring managers, and HR personnel;… Read more »

FMLA Update: Proposed Changes to Military Family Leave Rules

On January 30, 2012, the Department of Labor announced proposed revisions to the Family and Medical Leave Act, including an extension of leave for military caregivers. The changes will not become effective for approximately 60 days, and may be further revised based on comments the Department of Labor receives during that time. Until then, here’s… Read more »

Veterans and Employment: Laws, Protections, Incentives…

For your reference, here’s a quick roundup of recent legal updates covering the multi-faceted and hugely important topic of employment of veterans: – New Veterans Law Offers Tax Credits to Employers and Recognizes Hostile Work Environment Claims Under USERRA From Poyner Spruill: “…this new legislation provides for job training and transition assistance to veterans, which… Read more »