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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Military family leave. Establishes an unpaid leave of absence for the spouse or parent of a person called to active duty in the United States armed forces or the National Guard for deployment overseas. Provides that the total leave may not exceed 15 days for a spouse or ten days for a parent. Requires an employee to provide notice before taking the leave. Allows an employer to require a certification from the proper military authority to verify the employee's eligibility for the leave. Requires an employee to be restored to the position that the employee held before the leave or an equivalent position. Requires an employer to permit an employee who is taking a leave to continue the employee's health care benefits at the employee's expense. Allows the employer and the employee to negotiate to have the employer pay for the benefits. Provides legal and equitable remedies for violations.