Unless you’ve recently had an employee request Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave, you may not have noticed that the Department of Labor’s (DOL) FMLA forms expired on June 1, 2018. What does this mean, you curiously ask?
THE FMLA IS DEAD! WE’RE GOING STREAKING!!! Basically, nothing.
The DOL’s forms are good for a maximum of three years. Until that point, it can submit new forms for approval which, again, can be good for up to three years. Recently, the DOL requested an extension on submitting the new forms, but based on scuttlebutt around the interwebs, there will not be any substantive changes to the forms as they currently exist. Until new FMLA forms are out, the “old” forms are still perfectly fine. Just be sure to begin using the new ones whenever in fact they do arrive.
Back to business as usual.
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