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Department of Labor Issues Updated FMLA Forms

On September 4, 2018, the Department of Labor issued new FMLA notices and certification forms. But don’t panic, the change was procedural in nature; no substantive changes were made to the forms.

Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the DOL is required to submit its forms for approval to the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) every three years. While the prior forms expired on May 31, 2018, the DOL had renewed them on a temporary basis pending approval by the OMB.

With the OMB’s approval completed, the DOL has issued updated forms reflecting an August 31, 2021 expiration date. Even though, with the exception of the updated expiration date, the newly issued forms are identical to the prior forms, employers should ensure that they are using the most current forms, which are available on the DOL’s website.

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David Mohl is a Principal in the Atlanta, Georgia, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. His practice focuses on proactive and preventative advice and counsel, with an emphasis in the area of leave management, focusing on the Americans with Disabilities Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, paid sick leave, and related leave statutes and policies.

Mr. Mohl has a wide range of labor and employment law experience, including disability leave management, wage and hour, discrimination, harassment, employment agreements, restrictive covenants, training, and workplace...

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