Healthier Heroes Act (2007)
Federal bill would would 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. Eligible workers include those who are the spouse, child, parent or next of kin of the servicemember. The bill would also give primary family caregivers the same health care benefits granted to dependents of servicemembers and clarify objectives for coordination between the VA and Department of Defense.
Bill Number H.R. 3645
Sponsor Rep. Zack Space (D-OH)
Date of Introduction 9/24/2007
Latest Activity Bill did not pass in the Legislative session.
More Info http://thomas.loc.gov/
Topic: Workplace Accommodation and Family Leave Policies