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Department of Labor Updates FMLA Forms

Many employers use the forms approved by the United States Department of Labor to assist in their administration of the FMLA.  Those forms have recently been updated to include references to GINA (The Genetic Information & Discrimination Act), which essentially acknowledges GINA’s requirement to maintain genetic information in files that are kept separate from personnel files.  The changes also provide clarification of certain matters when the FMLA leave is due to qualifying military issues. These updated forms can be identified by the expiration date of 5/31/18 located in the upper right hand corner of the form, and copies can be downloaded from the Department of Labor’s website. Employers who do not use the Department’s pre-approved forms should be sure to review the forms they do use to be certain that they comply with these new requirements. For more information on the most current FMLA employer issues please contact us here and/or register for Bugbee & Conkle’s Annual Labor & Employment Seminar at the Hilton Garden Inn at Levis Commons on October 1, 2015.

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