Thursday, February 28, 2013

New FMLA forms, posters, coming next week

If you are an FMLA-covered business, you need to know that FMLA posters and forms you use are about to change.

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued new FMLA regulations. The substance of these new regulations, which go into place March 8, relate to the FMLA's military leave provisions and airline flight crew personnel. For your convenience, the DOL has prepared a side-by-side comparison of the old and new regulations.

Importantly, the regulations require covered employers to post a new, updated FMLA poster no later than March 8, 2013. The new poster is available for download at the DOL's website: 

Finally, the FMLA has also made available new certification, eligibility, and designation forms, which are also available for download on its website: