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NEW FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACT REGULATIONS

CHANGES GO INTO EFFECT JANUARY 16, 2009

For the first time since its creation in 1993, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is changing.

Some revisions include:

Employer notice. Employers are required to notify employees of the amount of FMLA leave being charged and the employee’s paid leave status.

Also, employers are required to notify employees if their FMLA certifications are incomplete or insufficient and give them the opportunity to remedy any deficiency.

Employee notice. Employees must follow the employer’s usual and customary call-in procedures for reporting an absence, except under unusual circumstances.

Also, the new regulations require employees who request leave for an approved FMLA case to specifically reference their FMLA case at the time of their request.

Clarifying “serious medical condition.” The new rules keep the six definitions of a serious medical condition, but require health care providers to include some of the details about the illness, project the number of days employees will be out of work and the number of necessary health care provider visits.

The Department of Labor has new FMLA forms available for use. Click here to read the FMLA final rule. Contact your FMLA coordinator for more information.

Submit your paperwork to:

HRSSC-FMLA Eastern

PO Box 970905

Greensboro, NC 27497-0905

Fax: 651-456-6041

  NALC Guide to the Family Medical Leave Act
                                                         

                   NALC FMLA Forms

  DOL FMLA Forms
         
WH-380E
              
WH-380F

  Publication 71

  The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993; DOL

 

    U.S. Department of Labor
   
Compliance Assistance —
      Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

 

     

 



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