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New FMLA Forms. New Expiration Date. Same Content.
September 13, 2018
For those employers who have been eagerly awaiting the release of the new model FMLA forms by the Department of Labor, the wait is over. As we mentioned in our most recent newsletter, the DOL submitted its model FMLA forms to the Office of Management and Budget in April 2018 and requested a three-year extension for the model forms without any proposed changes. The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 requires the DOL to submit its model FMLA forms to the OMB every three years for approval.
On September 4, 2018, the DOL issued new model FMLA forms with only one change: the expiration date. The new forms expire on August 31, 2021.
Employers that use the model forms, as opposed to their own customized forms that comply with the FMLA, should begin using the new forms as soon as possible. The new forms are available on the DOL’s website.
Please contact us if you have any questions.
Labor & Employment Law Sarah E. Kowalkowski