As previously reported in the Stoel Rives World of Employment, new Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) regulations will take effect January 16, 2009.  The DOL has now published six new optional forms contemplated by the new regulations, and as promised, the Stoel Rives World of Employment has them for you right here (just click on the form number to download):

  1. Employee’s Serious Health Condition (WH-380E)
  2. Family Member’s Serious Health Condition (WH-380F)
  3. Notice of Eligibility and Rights and Responsibilities form (WH-381)
  4. Designation Notice to Employee of FMLA Leave (WH-382)
  5. Certification of Qualifying Exigency for Military Family Leave (WH-384)
  6. Certification for Serious Injury or Illness of Covered Servicemember for Military Family Leave (WH-385)

And as if that’s not enough, there’s a new mandatory FMLA poster to put up in your workplace, which you can download here:  2009 FMLA Poster.  As you know, every employer covered by the FMLA is required to post and keep posted on its premises, in conspicuous places where employees are employed, a notice explaining the Act’s provisions – this new poster will meet those requirements.