DOL Issues Revised Optional FMLA Forms

The Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has revised the forms employers and employees may use to meet their notification and certification obligations under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

In a July 16, 2020, statement announcing the changes, the DOL said the forms were revised with substantial public input, which was solicited in August 2019. They include more questions that users can answer by checking a response box and electronic signature features to reduce contact.

The following forms were revised:

WHD FAQs also clarify that the prior versions of these forms, including forms with expiration dates that have passed, may still be used. Employees who used the prior certification forms do not have to provide their employers with the same information using the revised forms.

DOL Issues Revised Optional FMLA Forms