The Department of Labor (DOL) recently released revised and updated several of its forms to help employers administer leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).  The forms include a new form for certifying military caregiver leave for a veteran (as opposed to a current servicemember).  In addition, the DOL has issued a new FMLA poster, which employers are required to post in their workplaces by March 8, 2013.
Here are links to the most up-to-date versions of the DOL’s FMLA poster and forms:
FMLA Poster
•  New FMLA Poster
Serious Health Condition Certification Forms
•  FMLA Certification Form for an Employee’s Serious Health Condition
•  FMLA Certification Form for an Employee’s Family Member’s Serious Health Condition
Eligibility and Designation Notices
•  Form for Notifying Employee of FMLA Eligibility and Rights & Responsibilities
•  Form for Designating Leave As FMLA-Qualifying or Non-Qualifying
Military Leave Certification Forms
•  FMLA Certification Form for “Qualifying Exigency” Military Leave
•  FMLA Certification Form for Military Caregiver Leave for a Current Servicemember
•  FMLA Certification Form for Military Caregiver Leave for a Veteran
Takeaway:  Employers should post the new FMLA poster by March 8, 2013, and make sure that they are using the most up-to-date forms available for administering FMLA leave.