LAFAYETTE, Calif.--()--The Poster Compliance Center Research Department advises U.S. employers that the new federal Family and Medical Leave Act poster (FMLA) goes into effect March 8th.
A new federal labor law poster is required, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Poster Compliance Center has published a new federal poster including the updated FMLA poster which meets this requirement.
The DOL issued a Final Rule Feb. 6th implementing FMLA amendments passed in 2010 and adding new regulations which are effective March 8th. The federal FMLA poster was updated to reflect the Final Rule changes.
The FMLA poster is required for all employers covered by the FMLA and must be displayed at all locations, even if there are no eligible employees.
Covered employers are those with 50 or more employees. Public agencies and public and private elementary and secondary schools are also covered regardless of the number of employees.
Changes to the poster include:
- New clarification for FMLA definitions of “serious injury or illness” and “serious health condition”
- Military caregiver leave expanded to include family members of certain veterans
- Qualifying exigency leave expanded to cover family members of Regular Armed Forces
An updated federal labor law poster published by Poster Compliance Center includes this latest change and is now ready for shipment. For more information about the federal FMLA change or to learn about our OneSystem 1-Year Compliance Plan with automatic updates, go to the Poster Compliance Center Labor Law Posters Blog or call 1-800-322-3636.
Poster Compliance Center, which has been in business since 1991, is a leading publisher of all-in-one labor law posters as well as specialty workplace and safety posters.