New FMLA requirements on posters and notices start today

fmla.jpeg“Damn you, Department of Labor! It’s 12:00:01 on March 8, 2013. I keep refreshing this stupid site and nothing is happening! I NEED FORMS!!!!” 

— Absolutely no one in HR.

Actually, the forms have been available for some time now, slacker.

Forms

  • WH-380-E Certification of Health Care Provider for Employee’s Serious Health Condition (PDF)
  • WH-380-F Certification of Health Care Provider for Family Member’s Serious Health Condition (PDF)
  • WH-381 Notice of Eligibility and Rights & Responsibilities (PDF)
  • WH-382 Designation Notice (PDF)
  • WH-384 Certification of Qualifying Exigency For Military Family Leave (PDF)
  • WH-385 Certification for Serious Injury or Illness of Covered Servicemember — for Military Family Leave (PDF)
  • WH-385-V Certification for Serious Injury or Illness of a Veteran for Military Caregiver Leave (PDF)

(Note: One area where the forms fall short is the lack of GINA safe harbor language. Consider adding it. Also, it’s a good idea to consult with an employment lawyer to see what other tweaks to the forms may benefit your company).

Here is the poster.