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Section Newsletter Articles on National Defense Authorization Act

Editor’s note By Michael R. Lied Labor and Employment Law, December 2009 In October 2009, President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2010. Under the NDAA, qualifying “exigency leave” now allows an eligible employee to take leave for a qualifying exigency related to the deployment of a son/daughter or parent who is a member of a regular component of the armed forces.
FMLA—Qualifying Exigency Leave & Military Caregiver Leave By Jasmine V. Hernandez Labor and Employment Law, December 2009 Embedded in the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2008 (“NDAA”) is a military family leave statute. It grants covered military members’ families unpaid leave to manage qualifying exigencies resulting from a family member being on, or called to, active duty (“Qualifying Exigency Leave”), or to care for a family member with a serious injury or illness (“Military Caregiver Leave”).