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in 1996, The Wagner Law Group has 22 attorneys engaged
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May 5, 2016
Health and Welfare Law
DOL Releases New FMLA
Guide and General Notice for Employers to Use
released a new FMLA Guide along with a new General FMLA Notice to
help employers administer the FMLA requirements.
Guide. DOL says that
its new FMLA Guide, "The Employer's Guide to the Family and
Medical Leave Act", is designed to provide essential information
about the FMLA to employers, including information about employers'
obligations under the law and the options available to them in
administering leave under FMLA.
Guide provides welcome clarification to employers about the FMLA
regulations in a reader-friendly format. Specifically, the
Guide is meant to provide employers with guidance on common FMLA
administration issues. For example, the Guide:
- Tracks the
FMLA regulations and the course of a typical leave
flowcharts that allow employers to follow the typical FMLA
- Contains a
"Did You Know?" section that provide employers with
insight on subtle distinctions contained in the FMLA
- Provides an
explanation of the medical certification process, including the
information required in these certifications.
- Provides an
overview of military family leave.
timelines for calculation periods (including the 12-month
FMLA Notice. FMLA-covered employers must post a copy
of the General FMLA Notice in each location where it has
employees. The General FMLA Notice is intended to provide an
explanation of the law's protections and requirements, as well as how
employees can file complaints of violations of FMLA with DOL.
Specifically, the General FMLA Notice must be:
displayed where it can be easily seen by employees and job
even if no employees are FMLA-eligible.
Employers may electronically post the General
FMLA Notice as long as they satisfy the DOL's electronic posting
requirements. Where a significant portion of the employer's
workforce is not literate in English, the employer must provide the
General FMLA Notice in a language in which the employees are
literate. Employers who violate the General FMLA Notice
requirements can be liable for a civil penalty of up to $110 per
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