June 8, 2015

Revised FMLA Model Forms...Again (article)

Revised FMLA Forms...Again
Earlier this year, the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division changed the expiration dates of several model FMLA forms over the course of several months, without changing any text contained in the forms.  

A few weeks ago, the DOL released another set of forms, this time with new expiration date of May 31, 2018. 

In addition to the date change, the text of four forms used to certify serious injury or illness have been modified.  Specifically, the revised forms reiterate the need for employers to keep medical information collected for FMLA purposes confidential and separate from their usual personnel records, in accordance with the confidentiality provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA).  Following are the modified FMLA forms:

The following forms have updated expiration dates of May 31, 2018 but do not include any text changes to the model language contained in the forms:

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