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DOL announces possible FMLA form changes

Authored by Bukaty Companies on October 11, 2019

The Department of Labor (DOL) is proposing adjustments to simplify forms employers use to administer the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The proposed changes are summarized below.

  • Forms will utilize more checkbox statements for physician use as opposed to requiring written statements about an individual’s health status.
  • Clarifications will be added to minimize the need for additional follow-up information.
  • Medical certification forms will be reorganized to more quickly determine if an individual’s condition is FMLA-eligible.

The comment period for the proposed changes ended October 4.

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