New FMLA Poster Insert

Last month we let you know that the President signed amending the Family Medical Leave Act regarding injured members of the armed forces (see Bush Expands Family Medical Leave Act).

This month the U.S. Department of Labor issued an insert for the current FMLA poster. The insert provides important information regarding the new law that became effective on January 28, 2008. As a reminder, the new law permits a “spouse, son, daughter, parent, or next of kin” to take up to 26 workweeks of leave to care for a “member of the Armed Forces, including a member of the National Guard or Reserves, who is undergoing medical treatment, recuperation, or therapy, is otherwise in outpatient status, or is otherwise on the temporary disability retired list, for a serious injury or illness.”

Until the final regulations are approved, employers are required to act in good faith in providing the new leave. The new poster can be downloaded here ( New FMLA Insert) or from the DOL’s website.

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Original article by Robert E. Nuddleman, former associate of The Law Office of Phillip J. Griego.
 

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