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H.R.1333: Military Family Leave Act of 2013

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Sponsor Matt Cartwright, D-Pa.
Total Cosponsors 40 (37 Democrats, 1 Independent, 2 Republicans)
Introduced March 21, 2013
Latest Major Action April 2, 2013
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Bill Summary

Military Family Leave Act of 2013 - Entitles an employed family member of a member of the Armed Forces who receives notification of a call or order to active duty in support of a contingency operation, or who is deployed in connection with a contingency operation, to two workweeks of leave per year for each family member who is so called or deployed. Allows such leave to: (1) be taken intermittently or on a reduced leave schedule; and (2) consist of paid or unpaid leave, as the employer considers appropriate.

Allows an employer to require certification of entitlement to such leave within a leave request.

Provides employment and benefits protection for employees upon their return from such leave. Prohibits an employer from interfering with or otherwise denying the exercise of such leave rights.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 2, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity.
March 21, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.