DOL Issues New FMLA Notices and Certification Forms

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.

WHAT IT MEANS FOR EMPLOYERS

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

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