The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), enacted in 1993, was amended January 28, 2008.  Prior to the amendment eligible employees were able to take up to 12 workweeks of unpaid leave in four circumstances. The amendment expands the FMLA to include leave related to family members of military service people. ReadPresident Signs FMLA Expansion for Military Families for a synopsis of the amended law. As the article points out the expansion will obviously create more questions surrounding the FMLA.  Hopefully, the amended law helps military families rather than burdens them with additional hoops to jump.  I would urge all employers and employees affected by the amendment to educate themselves about the changes. Also, as an employer, remember to notify employees about the changes.