A recently issued final ruling is requiring employers with 50 or more employees to post an updated version of the poster entitled “Employee Rights and Responsibilities Under the Family and Medical Leave Act.”
All employers of 50 or more employees must display the poster authored by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) explaining important provisions of the FMLA and notifying employees how to file a complaint. This poster must be placed in a conspicuous location where employees and applicants for employment can see it. The poster must be placed at all business locations even if there are no eligible employees.
The Family Medical Leave Act
The FMLA includes a particular leave entitlement that allows eligible employees to take up to 26 weeks of leave to care for a covered service-member during a single 12-month period. The updated FMLA poster clarifies the definition of veteran. Under the new regulations a veteran includes not only those currently serving, but those discharged in the past five years. In addition, the poster also includes various mandatory revisions to conform to the agency regulations.
These new regulations, adopted in February, do not take effect until March 8, 2013; however, DOL has indicated that employers may either start using the new poster immediately or may use the old FMLA poster through March 7, 2013.
Employee Rights and Responsibilities Under the Family and Medical Leave Act Poster: