DOL Releases New Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Poster and Forms

The Department of Labor (DOL) recently released revised and updated several of its forms to help employers administer leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).  The forms include a new form for certifying military caregiver leave for a veteran (as opposed to a current servicemember).  In addition, the DOL has issued a new FMLA poster, which employers are required to post in their workplaces by March 8, 2013.

Here are links to the most up-to-date versions of the DOL’s FMLA poster and forms:

FMLA Poster

•  New FMLA Poster

Serious Health Condition Certification Forms

•  FMLA Certification Form for an Employee’s Serious Health Condition

•  FMLA Certification Form for an Employee’s Family Member’s Serious Health Condition

Eligibility and Designation Notices

•  Form for Notifying Employee of FMLA Eligibility and Rights & Responsibilities

•  Form for Designating Leave As FMLA-Qualifying or Non-Qualifying

Military Leave Certification Forms

•  FMLA Certification Form for “Qualifying Exigency” Military Leave

•  FMLA Certification Form for Military Caregiver Leave for a Current Servicemember

•  FMLA Certification Form for Military Caregiver Leave for a Veteran

Takeaway:  Employers should post the new FMLA poster by March 8, 2013, and make sure that they are using the most up-to-date forms available for administering FMLA leave.

About Michael Miller

Michael is a Chambers-rated attorney in Briggs and Morgan's Employment, Benefits, and Labor group and is head of the firm’s Employment Law Counseling and Compliance practice group. He has 25 years experience counseling employers to prevent unwanted litigation and advises companies of ongoing changes in federal, state and local employment law. Michael advises employers in all areas of employment law including discipline and discharge, leaves of absence, wage and hour compliance, non-compete and confidentiality agreements, affirmative action plans, background checking, and drug/alcohol testing. For Michael's full bio, click here.

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