There’s a new FMLA Poster


After Sunday’s Philadelphia 76ers’ win over the Boston Celtics in Game 4 of the NBA playoffs, I didn’t think this week could get off to a better start.

I was wrong.

Yesterday, I was perusing the Wage and Hour Division section of the U.S. Department of Labor’s website because it’s Monday, and I like to —

I sense that some of you are judging me right now.

Anyway, I was over on the Workplace Posters portion of the site when I clicked on The Family and Medical Leave Act.

And, oh, happy day! The DOL updated its FMLA poster for the first time in seven years.

The FMLA provides eligible employees up to 12 workweeks of unpaid leave a year. It applies to all:

  • Public agencies, including local, State, and Federal employers, and local education agencies (schools); and
  • Private sector employers who employ 50 or more employees for at least 20 workweeks in the current or preceding calendar year – including joint employers and successors of covered employers.

You would know this if you read the poster. And why didn’t you?

Indeed, all covered employers must display a poster prepared by the U.S. Department of Labor summarizing the FMLA’s significant provisions and telling employees how to file a complaint. The poster must be displayed in a conspicuous place where employees and job applicants can see it. A poster must be displayed at all locations, even if there are no eligible employees. WHD may assess a civil money penalty not to exceed $204 for each separate offense against an employer that willfully violates the posting requirement.

The FMLA poster’s April 2016 and February 2013 versions still fulfill the posting requirement. I may sell mine on eBay. (Candidly, I’m only selling four. I’ll put the other seven in the archive.)

But, if you like a cleaner-looking, purple (eggplant, perhaps?) font, this new poster, the 2023 edition, will be your jam.

“Doing What’s Right – Not Just What’s Legal”
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