The Department of Labor has now updated its FMLA forms that expired, by their own terms, on May 31, 2018. Because it was late, the DoL extended the viability of the old forms through June 2018 and then through August 2018. Apart from the new expiration date on the forms, there does not appear to be any substantive change to the forms, which begs the question: Why did it take so long? In any event,
On January 20, 2016, the Wage and Hour Division released an Administrator’s Interpretation concerning joint employment under the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act. The interpretation identifies common scenarios in which two or more employers jointly employ an employee and are thus jointly liable for compliance. It pulls together all the relevant authorities – statutory provisions, regulations, and case law – to provide comprehensive guidance on joint employment under FLSA and MSPA so that employers can properly analyze a potential joint employment scenario.
In conjunction with the new FMLA regulations released earlier this month, the Department of Labor is requiring employers to use an updated FMLA poster to inform employees of their rights under the Act. The new poster informs military service members, airline personnel, and families of their rights to leave.
The new poster is available on the DoL website and can be downloaded at no charge. As mentioned in another post,