Current FMLA forms won't expire until June 30

The expiration date for the current FMLA forms has been extended, from May 31 until June 30. 

The forms issued by the U.S. Department of Labor under the Family and Medical Leave Act were set to expire last week, but the DOL has extended the expiration date until the end of this month.

Sigh. So, what’s up with the one-month extension? The DOL is required to submit its FMLA forms to the Office of Management and Budget every three years for review and approval. The last modifications to the forms were made in 2015, and those forms were approved for the maximum three-year period, which expired on May 31. 

The DOL has proposed no changes to the current forms but dutifully submitted them earlier this year to the OMB for review and approval for a new three-year period. The OMB has yet to approve the old/new forms, hence the extension.

(Of course, this is not a big deal since the DOL isn't proposing to change the forms anyway. But we thought you'd want to know that the forms on the DOL website are still all right to use.)

We will continue to monitor the status of the FMLA forms.

Forms with the June 30, 2018, expiration date are available here:

Certification of Health Care Provider for Employee’s Serious Health Condition 

Certification of Health Care Provider for Family Member’s Serious Health Condition 

Notice of Eligibility and Rights and Responsibilities 

Designation Notice 

Certification for Qualifying Exigency for Military Family Leave 

Certification for Serious Injury or Illness of a Current Service Member 

Certification for Serious Injury or Illness of a Veteran for Military Caregiver Leave 

Robin Shea has more than 20 years' experience in employment litigation, including Title VII and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (including the Amendments Act). 
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