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May 13th, 2016

What to Know about the New FMLA Administration Poster

FMLA | Leave Management | HR Best Practices

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According to Department of Labor (DOL) regulations, all employers subject to FMLA regulations must display the DOL’s FMLA poster “prominently where it can be readily seen by employees and applicants for employment.” This past week, the DOL has issued an updated FMLA Poster…

…I know, try hard to contain your excitement. Nonetheless, with increasing FMLA lawsuits, the following info is essential to employers subject to FMLA.

While the current poster will still suffice as meeting the employer obligation, and the new poster does not add any particularly new information, the latest version is said to be “more reader friendly,” as FMLA Insights expressed in a recent blog.

You can click here to view the latest version of the FMLA Poster.

FMLA Poster Posting Instructions

According to the regulation, when "prominently hanging" your FMLA poster, employers must meet the following standards:

  1. The poster must be hung wherever FMLA eligible employees work
  2. It must be posted where all employees and applicants can gain access

Related Blog: What to Look For in a FMLA Software Solution

For a further understanding of the penalities related to FMLA, see our blog: Why FMLA Compliance is Worth Your Time.

New FMLA Companion Guide

The DOL also recently released an updated employer companion guide to help employers understand their obligations to employees under the FMLA and best ways to administer employee leave. Recognizing that there is a vast disparity in how both employers and employees view FMLA, the guide aims to simplify the regulation and provide examples for administering FMLA and offers some best-practices for FMLA compliance. The example cases are helpful. Click here for The Employer's Guide to the Family and Medical Leave Act.

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About Matt Ingold

Matt serves as Benetech's Director of Business Development. He helps employers reduce the cost of personnel management, and discover where improved talent management can give their business a competitive advantage.

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