Many employers use the U.S. Department of Labor’s model FMLA forms as the basis of their paperwork in granting FMLA leaves. Take a look at the top right hand corner of those forms. It’s very likely that it says the form expires on December 31, 2011 (or even earlier). In February the DOL issued new FMLA forms that will be good for use through February 28, 2015. Interestingly, the newly authorized but same old FMLA forms remain unchanged despite the need to include the GINA “Safe Harbor” language in all requests for medical information. The “new” DOL FMLA forms can be accessed on the DOL website.