President Obama Expected to Sign FMLA Amendment To Permit Airline Pilots and Flight Attendants To Qualify for FMLA Leave

On December 2, 2009, the House by voice vote gave final congressional approval to the Airline Flight Crew Technical Corrections Act, which would amend the FMLA to permit airline pilots and flight attendants to qualify for leave.  The measure has been sent to President Obama, who is expected to sign it.  The Act is similar to a bill that passed the House earlier this year.