New FMLA Forms and Poster: Effective March 8
The U.S. Department of Labor has issued revised Family and Medical Leave Act ("FMLA") forms and a new poster.
As of tomorrow, March 8, 2013, employers covered by the FMLA (those with 50 or more employees) must begin using the revised FMLA forms and post the new FMLA poster in order to comply with the final FMLA regulations issued in February 2013. The new forms will be in effect through February 28, 2015, and can be obtained here: http://www.dol.gov/whd/fmla/2013rule/militaryForms.htm.
As for the new poster, all covered employers must:
- Display the new notice in a conspicuous location where employees and job applicants can see it.
- Post the new poster all locations, even if there are no eligible employees at that location.
Electronic posting of the notice may satisfy the posting requirement, provided that it otherwise meets the requirements of the regulations.
The new poster can be obtained here: http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/posters/fmlaen.pdf.
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