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U.S. Department of Labor Extends Expiration Date of Model FMLA Forms by Three Years

The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) recently announced that it has extended for three years the validity of its current online notices and medical certification forms for use in connection with leaves of absence under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”). The forms, which were originally set to expire on August 31, 2018, are now valid through August 31, 2021. The new expiration date is located on the top-right corner of the model FMLA forms. The DOL has not made any substantive changes to these forms.

Employers can access the DOL's updated FMLA forms at the following links:

What Employers Should Do Now

Employers that use the DOL's FMLA forms in connection with employee leaves of absence under the FMLA should ensure that they utilize the updated forms, which can be downloaded through the links above.

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Susan Gross Sholinsky, Labor Employment Attorney, Epstein Becker Green Law Firm
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SUSAN GROSS SHOLINSKY is a Member of the Firm in the Labor and Employment practice, in the New York office of Epstein Becker Green. She counsels clients on a variety of matters, in a practical and straightforward manner, with an eye toward reducing the possibility of employment-related claims. In 2013, Ms. Sholinsky was named to theNew York Metro Rising Stars list in the area of Employment & Labor.

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Nancy Gunzenhauser Popper Labor Employment Attorney Epstein Becker Law Firm
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NANCY GUNZENHAUSER POPPER is a Member of the Firm in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the New York office of Epstein Becker Green.

Ms. Popper:

  • Counsels clients on compliance with EEO laws, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, worker classification issues, and other federal, state, and local statutes governing the workplace

  • Advises employers in all facets of the employment relationship, from pre-employment considerations and hiring to terminations and post-employment...

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Marc-Joseph Gansah, Epstein Becker, Employee Handbook Preparation Lawyer, Workplace Discrimination Attorney
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MARC-JOSEPH GANSAH  is an Associate in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the New York office of Epstein Becker Green.

Mr. Gansah:

  • Advises clients on designing, implementing, maintaining, administering, and terminating employee benefit plans

  • Counsels clients on executive compensation issues, including incentive compensation arrangements, and stock option plans with a concentration on cross-border executive compensation

  • Assists in representing employers in in arbitration and mediation before FINRA and JAMS...

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