By Tobias W. Crawford September 10, 2018
On September 4, 2018, the Department of Labor issued updated FMLA notices and certification forms. The new notices and forms contain a new expiration date, August 31, 2021, but otherwise mirror their prior versions.
The updated notices and forms stem from a regulatory requirement that the Office of Management and Budget must approve them every three years. The documents were last approved in 2015, when the DOL added a reference to the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act. Barring any regulatory or statutory developments, the forms will not be updated again until 2021.
Going forward, FMLA-covered employers should be sure to use the new versions, which the DOL has posted online. The updated documents include:
• Notice of Eligibility and Rights and Responsibilities
• Health Care Provider Certification Forms for Serious Health Conditions of Employee or Family Member
• Designation Notice to Employee
• Certification Forms for Military-Related Leaves