New FMLA Interpretation of Child Will Not Change Federal Labor Law Poster

Q:   Will the new interpretation of “son and daughter” under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act cause a change to the FMLA federal labor law poster?

A: We have just learned that the recent Administrator Interpretation that clarifies the definition of “son and daughter” will not cause a change to the federal FMLA poster, according to the U.S. Labor Department Wage and Hour Division, since it is an interpretation of the existing law and not a change in the law.

The interpretation ensures that an employee who assumes the role of caring for a child receives parental rights to family leave under  federal  FMLA whether or not there is a legal or biological relationship.

Check out our June 23, 2010 blog called “New FMLA Definition of Child Could Affect Federal Labor Law Poster” for more details about the Administrator Interpretation.

For information about our federal labor law poster or any other state or federal labor law poster questions, go to the Poster Compliance Center federal labor law poster page or call 1-800-322-3636.