For this Administration and it's Cabinet, Yes! For the country, no demand to Sacrifice, and especially some of their representatives, federal and state, not so as a certain ideology seeks to continue underfunding to make the agency charged with veterans issues look bad so they can continue pushing their long wish to privatize for profit off the peoples treasury!
February 7, 2013 - No others are owed a greater measure of gratitude for our rights and freedoms than the men and women who answer the call to serve in our armed forces. That is why the Labor Department works to help service members transition from the military to good civilian jobs, and why we announced changes to the Family and Medical Leave Act on Tuesday that specifically benefit military families.
The expanded rule implements congressional amendments to the FMLA that will allow caregivers of certain veterans with a serious injury or illness time they need to make their loved ones well. The rule permits eligible workers to take up to 26 workweeks of leave to care for a veteran, and expands the ability of workers to take leave for qualifying situations when a family member is deployed, among other provisions.
I was honored to announce the new rule standing alongside former President Bill Clinton, former Sen. Chris Dodd, Rep. Rosa DeLauro and Tina Tchen, the First Lady’s chief of staff. You can view a video of the event here, and you can learn more about the rule at the Wage and Hour Division’s FMLA final rule website. read more>>>