Summary: S.1898 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for S.1898. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in Senate (07/30/2007)

Military Family and Medical Leave Act - Amends the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 to entitle an eligible employee to up to 26 workweeks of leave during a 12-month period to care for a covered service member who is the employee's spouse, son, daughter, or parent.

Defines covered service member as a member of the U.S. Armed Forces, including a member of the National Guard or a Reserve, who is undergoing medical treatment, recuperation, or therapy, or is otherwise in medical hold or medical holdover status, for a serious injury or illness.

Declares that nothing in this Act shall be construed to limit the availability of such leave during any other 12-month period.

Provides for the substitution of accrued paid vacation, personal, or family leave for any part of the 26-week period. Limits a husband and wife both working for the same employer to such 26 weeks altogether during a single 12-month period.