Q&A: Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Poster

Q:  I heard that businesses are going to have to update their federal poster because the FMLA notice is changing. Is this true?

 A:   No.   Although the FMLA poster will be updated soon, we have been told by the FMLA Branch of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division that employers are not required to update their poster.

They confirmed that the February 2013 version of the FMLA poster on our current federal poster will still be in compliance.

Q:   Are there new changes to the FMLA?

A:   New regulations for the federal Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA) will go into effect March 27th, including an expanded definition of “spouse”, and the FMLA poster is expected to be updated by this date. Remember that this does not affect your compliance if you have our current federal poster with the February 2013 version of the FMLA poster.

The FMLA team also stated that there is no definition of “spouse” on the current poster and this information will not be added when the poster is updated.

 Q:   Are any other changes happening soon to the federal poster?

 A:   We are currently tracking two other federal changes:

  • Minimum wage/FLSA poster regarding overtime exemptions
  • EEO poster (federal contractors)

Q:  How can I get more information about these changes?

A: There are two easy ways:

  1. You can read our Labor Law Posters Blog for the latest news.
  2. You can also sign up for our free Labor Law Update Notifications and we’ll keep you posted.

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