Support for Injured Servicemembers Act (2007)
This federal bill (S. 1894) was incorporated into the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2008 (H.R. 4986), which was signed into law January 28, 2008. This provision in the law will allow workers to take up to 26 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave - compared to the current allowance of 12 weeks - to care for family members seriously injured in combat. Family members eligible for this FMLA provision include a servicemember's spouse, child, parent or other next of kin.
Bill Number S. 1894/ H.R. 4986
Sponsor Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-CT)
Date of Introduction 7/27/2007
Latest Activity Enacted 1/28/2008. Provisions of this bill were included in the National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 4986) which passed and became law.
More Info http://thomas.loc.gov/
Topic: Workplace Accommodation and Family Leave Policies