Federal Labor Department officials this summer updated and changed various notice and medical certification forms associated with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
The federal forms in question are optional. Employers may use their own forms if they provide the same basic notice information and require only the same basic certification information.
The department created five DOL optional-use FMLA certification forms, including one to complete when employees request leave for their own medical condition and another to use when employees request leave due to a family member’s medical condition.
DOL also has announced a request for information on how paid family and medical leave may affect the workforce. The comment period closes the middle of September.