Employment-A Reminder To Update Employee Handbooks For FMLA Changes

It has been a week since employers have been required to use the DOL’s new poster notice (and revised model forms) for FMLA. The new notice poster and revised forms reflect changes to the FMLA regulations made recently to include rules for, among other things, military caregiver leave for a veteran, qualifying exigency leave for parental care, and the special leave calculation method for flight crew employees.

One important point: The FMLA rules require that, in addition to displaying the poster notice, the employer must provide a general notice containing the same information that is in the poster in its employee handbook (or other written material about leave and benefits). This means that, if you have not already done so, you now have to revise your employee handbook (or other material) to reflect the changes the DOL made to the poster notice. Any questions?