- On June 1, 2015
Finally, Updated FMLA Forms Set to Expire on May 2018
The Federal government revised and replaced the expired FMLA forms with the updated effective date with almost no advanced notice. The most popular FMLA forms are not set to expire 3 years from now on May 2018.
FMLA Forms WH 381 Notice of Eligibility and Rights & Responsibilities
FMLA Forms WH 382 Designation Notice
FMLA Forms WH-384 Certification of Qualifying Exigency For Military Family Leave
FMLA Forms WH 385 Certification for Serious Injury or Illness for Military Family Leave
FMLA Forms WH 385V Certification for Serious Injury or Illness of a Veteran for Military Caregiver Leave
FMLA Forms WH 380E Certification of Health Care Provider for Employees Serious Health Condition
FMLA Forms WH 380F Certification of Health Care Provider for Family Members Serious Health Condition
FMLA Forms Employee Rights and Responsibilities
The Department of Labor’s (DOL) FMLA Web page has updated the expiration date first as March 30, then April 30 and now three years from now. On the upper right corner the expiration date is set to be May. 31, 2018. To avoid any disputes or for higher compliance, employers must rely on these DOL released forms when filing and managing employee's leaves. Doing the paperwork on the FMLA could be a complicated process, to minimize the struggle, you can refer to these instructions for these core suits of FMLA Forms.
The revised and updated FMLA Forms, fortunately, does not have substantial changes from the versions from several months past. Eventhough this was unprecedented since DOL usually have used these revisions to update on shortcomings in the preceding forms, the employers do not have to be too concerns about completing these forms.