DOL Issues Revised FMLA Forms

The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued revised Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) forms at the end of February 2012 to replace the old forms that expired at the end of 2011.  There are no substantive changes to the revised forms other than a new expiration date of February 28, 2015.  Contrary to expectations, the revised forms do not (i) make reference to the FMLA amendments dealing with military leave, or (ii) incorporate the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (“GINA”) safe harbor language.   We encourage all employers who use the DOL forms to download the most current version of the documents and to incorporate the GINA safe harbor language in the FMLA medical certification.   Please click here for a link to the revised DOL forms.