Expanded FMLA military family leave provisions were signed into law in October, 2009, but any changes to the federal FMLA labor law poster are not expected until late 2010 at the earliest, according to the U.S. FMLA team.

The newest amendments provide qualifying exigency and military caregiver leave for families of covered military members.  These amendments expand on the military family leave rights added to the FMLA in 2008.

According to the FMLA Team, a public comment period on expanded military family leave will close the end of November.  If it is decided that rulemaking must follow, completion of the final rule could take several additional months before changes to the federal FMLA poster could be made. We will continue to monitor the poster closely for future revisions.

The amendments were enacted as Section 565 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 (2010 NDAA).

For more information about the federal labor law poster or to find out about a 1-Year Compliance Protection Plan so you can receive automatic updates for any required changes to your federal (or state) poster, go to the Poster Compliance Center federal labor law poster page or call 1-800-322-3636.