Changes in the FMLA Affect Millions of U.S. Employers

Federal FMLA posting revised.

Federal FMLA posting revised.

The Department of Labor has issued a revised Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) posting that includes important changes regarding the expansion of coverage of job-protected FMLA leave for families of eligible veterans and airline personnel and flight crews.

Employers subject to the FMLA and who are required to display the poster (“covered employers”) include:

  • Private employers with 50 or more employees
  • Public agencies
  • Public or private elementary or secondary schools

The FMLA posting summarizes the Family and Medical Leave Act and provides Wage and Hour Division contact information for employees. The poster must be displayed in a conspicuous place where employees and applicants for employment can see it. A poster must be displayed at all locations by covered employers even if there are no eligible employees. An employer who willfully violates this posting requirement may be assessed a civil money penalty of $110 for each separate offense. The revised posting was dated February 2013.

In addition to displaying the revised posting, covered employers who have any employees eligible for FMLA leave must provide employees with the same information that is in the poster through an employee handbook or other written materials about leave and benefits.

Visit our FMLA Changes page for more information about the FMLA posting update and for changes to the Act.

 

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