The Department of Labor's model Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) forms expired on Dec. 31, 2011, due to provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, so they were resubmitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for continued use. The OMB has now granted their continued use through Feb. 28, 2015.

No changes have been made to the forms, so even those with expired dates on them are acceptable.

Use of DOL forms WH-380-E, WH-380-F, WH-381, WH-382, WH-384 and WH-385–all dealing with FMLA leave and certification–is not required, and businesses are free to develop their own forms so long as the information gathered thereon meets or exceeds the standards set on the DOL forms.

For more information on managing your FMLA program at work, please consider obtaining a copy of Personnel Concepts' informative and easy-to-use FMLA Regulatory Updates Compliance Kit.