The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued new forms you can use to meet the notice and certification requirements of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Here are six good reasons to use the new forms.
1. Easier for Employees to Understand
The new forms use simple wording. They also have easy-to-use checkboxes to steer both employers and employees through the process of determining eligibility, requesting additional information, providing required notice, and certifying serious health conditions. Simple wording and checkboxes increase the chances the forms are filled out correctly.