DOL releases new FMLA poster

Employers may display either 2013 or 2016 version

Posted April 28, 2016

The Department of Labor (DOL) has released a new version of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) poster. The DOL indicates, however, that the 2013 version remains in compliance.

The DOL announced on April 25 that a new poster would be released. A DOL spokesperson indicates that the poster was updated to put the explanation of the act into plain language and to make the poster more legible.

The April 2016 version uses bullet points rather than paragraphs to explain leave entitlements, benefits and protections, eligibility requirements, and leave requests. A bulleted list is also used to explain employer responsibilities.

Employers may display either the new version or the 2013 version to comply with the FMLA posting requirement.

Labor law posters from J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc., will be updated with the new version of the FMLA poster. The federal and federal/state combination posters will be updated as inventory is replenished.

Only the English version of the poster has been updated by the DOL. A new Spanish poster has not yet been released. When the Spanish FMLA poster is revised, Spanish posters from J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc., will be updated with the new version.

This article was written by Terri Dougherty of J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.


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