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New FMLA Forms and Posters Coming Next Week

The U.S. Department of Labor recently issued new FMLA regulations. The substance of these new regulations, which go into place March 8, relate to the FMLA's military leave provisions and airline flight crew personnel.

February 28, 2013

If you are an Family and Medical Leave Act-covered business, you need to know that FMLA posters and forms you use are about to change.

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued new FMLA regulations. The substance of these new regulations, which go into place March 8, relate to the FMLA's military leave provisions and airline flight crew personnel. For your convenience, the DOL has prepared a side-by-side comparison of the old and new regulations.

Importantly, the regulations require covered employers to post a new, updated FMLA poster no later than March 8, 2013. The new poster is available for download at the DOL's website:

http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/posters/fmlaen.pdf


Finally, the FMLA has also made available new certification, eligibility, and designation forms, which are also available for download on its website:

http://www.dol.gov/whd/fmla/2013rule/militaryForms.htm

Written by Jon Hyman, a partner in the Labor & Employment group of Kohrman Jackson & Krantz. For more information, contact Jon at (216) 736-7226 or jth@kjk.com.