The Lunenburg Public Schools complies with state and federal law (Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994) as well as the provisions set forth in employee contracts relative to military leaves of absence. For more information regarding the above-referenced act, please visit the U. S. Government’s web portal at http://www.osc.gov/userra.htm.
National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2008 (NDAA), H.R. 4986, Pub. L. 110-181 was signed into law in 2008. NDAA amends the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) to permit a "spouse, son, daughter, parent, or next of kin" to take up to 26 workweeks of leave to care for a "member of the Armed Forces, including a member of the National Guard or Reserves, who is undergoing medical treatment, recuperation, or therapy, is otherwise in outpatient status, or is otherwise on the temporary disability retired list, for a serious injury or illness."
The NDAA expands FMLA leave further to allow for "any qualifying exigency (as the Secretary [of Labor] shall, by regulation, determine) arising out of the fact that the spouse, or a son, daughter, or parent of the employee is on active duty (or has been notified of an impending call or order to active duty) in the Armed Forces in support of a contingency operation." For more information visit the Department of Labor website www.dol.gov/whd/fmla/fmlaAmended.htm.