As a friendly reminder, employers must update two key employment forms this month.  As of March 8th, employers must begin using the most recent FMLA poster issued by the Department of Labor.  The updated poster reflects the DOL’s final rule concerning military related leave available under FMLA.  The DOL has also issued new FMLA forms to reflect these changes.  Also as of March 8th, employers must begin using the new I-9 Form issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Department of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.  Unlike other recent versions of the form, this form has a three year shelf life as it will not expire until March 2016.  New instructions for the I-9 form have also been published to help guide employers.   

The new FMLA poster can be downloaded here:

http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/posters/fmlaen.pdf or http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/posters/fmla.htm

Info & links to the updated FMLA forms are found here: http://www.dol.gov/whd/fmla/index.htm, http://www.dol.gov/whd/fmla/2013rule/, and http://www.dol.gov/whd/fmla/2013rule/militaryDate.htm

The new I-9 Form and instructions can be downloaded here:

http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-9.pdf