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Employers Are Required to Display New FMLA Poster By March 8, 2013

February 13, 2013

In connection with statutory amendments to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and new regulations issued by the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division, employers will be required to display an updated poster describing employees’ rights under the FMLA by March 8, 2013. A copy of the updated FMLA poster may be found by clicking here. The updated poster reflects changes to the FMLA that expand military family leave; the most dramatic change reflecting that the FMLA now provides for military family leave for family members of certain veterans with serious injuries or illnesses. The updated poster also clarifies the distinction between “serious injury or illness” and “serious health condition” under the FMLA, among other changes.

All employers covered by the FMLA are required to display the updated poster, which summarizes the major provisions of the FMLA and advises employees how to file a complaint. Covered employers are required to display the poster in a conspicuous place where employees and applicants can see it. It also must be displayed at work sites even where there are no FMLA-eligible employees.

If you have any questions regarding the updated FMLA poster or have questions regarding the statutory and regulatory changes to the FMLA, please contact one of Honigman’s Labor and Employment attorneys listed here.