A bill stalled over Iraq policy but expected to pass enables spouses, children, parents or next of kin to wounded military service personnel to take 26 weeks of unpaid leave to care for their loved one. That's more than double the 12 weeks of time off for the birth or adoption of a child or the sickness of a close relative provided currently under the Family and Medical Leave Act. Companies won't have a problem with the straightforward mandate related to relatives of wounded soldiers, but other provisions are murky.
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