Archives for July 2020

DOL Issues New FMLA Forms

The Department of Labor (DOL) has developed optional-use FMLA notice, designation and certification forms that can be found here:  These forms are pdf-fillable and more clear than prior versions.  While employers may use their own forms (as long as they provide the same basic information and requirements as the DOL forms), we recommend the DOL forms be used to avoid any legal challenge to an alternative form.

*Note:  The FMLA only applies to the following employers:

  • Private-sector employer, with 50 or more employees in 20 or more workweeks in the current or preceding calendar year, including a joint employer or successor in interest to a covered employer;
  • Public agency, including a local, state, or Federal government agency, regardless of the number of employees it employs; or
  • Public or private elementary or secondary school, regardless of the number of employees it employs.