The Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division provides model Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) forms that can be used by employers to assist in satisfying their notice obligations, such as the obligation to provide information to employees of their eligibility, rights and responsibilities under the law, as well as the certification form to report the need for FMLA leave in the event of an employee’s or his/her family member’s serious health condition. These model FMLA forms are currently scheduled to expire on May 31, 2018.
Under federal law, these model forms must be submitted for review and approval in order to be re-issued. The DOL has requested a review of these forms for re-authorization for use, without change in the substance of the forms. It is anticipated that once approved, the forms will be re-issued with a new expiration date.
In the meantime, employers are encouraged to continue using the existing forms until further notice. Following are the relevant FMLA forms scheduled to expire on May 31, 2018:
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