March 8 Deadline: Companies Must Comply with Changes to Family and Medical
HOUSTON -- March 7, 2013
On March 8, 2013, American businesses with at least one employee will be
required to display updated signage reflecting the changes to the Family and
Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
“It is very important that business owners and corporations are made aware of
the new regulations and the posting requirements that go along with them.
Those that fail to update their current federal posters will be in violation
of the law and could face fines,” said Mark Haag, vice president of the
Federal Wage and Labor Law Institute (FWLLI), the largest U.S. employer labor
law poster provider. FWLLI supplies All-in-One Labor Law posters to more than
70,000 companies across the nation.
In February, the U.S. Department of Labor amended the FMLA to revise the
definition of "Veteran" to include recently discharged service members,
allowing certain family members the opportunity to take unpaid, job-protected
leave in order to care for these people. The revision also includes a
clarification of the difference between “Serious Injury or Illness” for a
service member or veteran and “Serious Health Condition."
While the provisions affect personnel, the changes also require updated
signage to ensure businesses are in compliance with workplace posting
requirements to avoid costly fines.
FWLLI’s 70,000 customers include Sonic, Barnes and Noble, Kmart, Sears,
AutoZone and Public Storage. "Both our large and small business customers
appreciate the value we provide by keeping them informed, prepared and
compliant. For small businesses, compliance violations are not only a
hindrance, but a serious threat to the livelihood of owners and employees."
The Federal Wage and Labor Law Institute’s full array of services and
information about poster requirements in all 50 states is available online at
www.fwlli.com or by calling 1 (800) 767-9243 (U.S. and Canada), Monday through
Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CST).
Federal Wage and Labor Law Institute
Lisa Haag, 832-654-4224
Mark Haag, 832-338-6275
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