Are you a business owner? A human resources manager? If you answer yes to either of these questions, you need to be updated on this following FMLA issue:
Update the FMLA Certification to include GINA language.
The Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) requires all public employers and private employers with 50 or more employees to provide up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for a serious health condition of an eligible employee or a member of the employee’s family or 26 weeks of leave related to care for a covered military service member. The United States Department of Labor has issued forms for employers to use in administrating the FMLA leave. Employers need to update one of the FMLA’s health care certification forms to comply with the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (“GINA”).