U.S. DOL Updates Model FMLA Forms for Employers
Published by Eric A. Welter on September 11, 2018
The Department of Labor extended the expiration dates of the agency’s model FMLA notices and certification forms until August 31, 2021.
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) provides model FMLA forms and notices on their website for employers. Every three years, these documents must be reviewed and approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The previous forms expired on May 31, 2018, but the DOL extended their validity on a monthly basis while the agency awaited approval from the OMB.
Over Labor Day weekend, the DOL extended the expiration dates of the online notices and medical certification forms for an additional three years, effective until August 31, 2021. The DOL did not make any substantive changes to the model FMLA forms except for the extension of expiration dates.
The DOL’s model FMLA forms are available below:
Although the DOL did not make any substantive changes to the model FMLA forms, employers should use the updated forms. Employers are not required to use the DOL’s forms, but the model forms include all of the information required by the FMLA and ensure employer compliance.Topics: Department of Labor, DOL, FMLA, leaves of absence, Office of Management and Budget, OMB, Policies Procedures and Employee Handbooks, U.S. Department of Labor