Friday, February 15, 2013

New Posting requirement for businesses subject to FMLA/ Do you own your building

On March 8 there is a new requirement for employers subject to Family Medical Leave to post information about the expansion of the FMLA. See below for more information. I have confirmed that there are penalties for failure to do so but have not been able to find out what they are.Are your walls getting pretty full with all the postings required of Federal, State and Local governments?

As you know Small Business California has been very involved in trying to help small businesses reduce their energy use. That is why we created On Bill Financing in California.

One thing that has come up is that some energy efficiency programs are only available to building owners. Does anyone out there know where information may be that would indicate how many small business owners own their own buildings? If you are a small business owner do you own your building?

This information is very important to us as we try to represent you

Scott Hauge


Small Business California

2311 Taraval Street

San Francisco, CA 94116


NEW FMLA Mandatory Poster Change!

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The US Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued a final rule implementing two important expansions of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The updates:

• Provide service members' families with FMLA leave for events related to service members' deployments.

• Expand coverage given to current military family members to eligible families of veterans.

• A new provision makes it easier for flight crew employees to be eligible for FMLA and use FMLA benefits.


The new FMLA rule implemented Congressional amendments to the FMLA permitting eligible workers to take up to 26 workweeks of leave to care for a current service member with a serious injury or illness. Congress also created qualifying exigency leave, which permits eligible employees to take up to 12 workweeks of leave for qualifying exigencies arising out of active duty or call to active duty in support of a contingency operation of a family member serving in the National Guard or Reserve. The final rule also implements amendments clarifying the application of the FMLA to airline personnel and flight crews. Until the amendments, many flight crews did not meet FMLA eligibility criteria due to the unique way in which their hours are counted.

The DOL also released a new FMLA poster. The new FMLA poster must be posted by employers covered by the FMLA no later than March 8, 2013. Download the free poster here.

For more information, including the new rule, a military leave guide, fact sheets and other materials, visit the DOL website.

NEW FMLA Mandatory Poster Change!

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