Employer Notice Requirements

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Employers are required to provide four types of notice: (1) general notice, (2) eligibility notice, (3) rights and responsibilities notice, and (4) designation notice. If an employer fails to provide the required notices, the employer can be held liable for any damages the employee incurs as a result of the lack of notice. The DOL has developed three forms the employer may use for these purposes (the eligibility notice and the rights and responsibilities notice have been combined into one notice). Employers are not required to use these forms, but it is highly recommended in order to avoid mistakes in giving the required notices.[1]

Fact Sheet #28D: Employer Notification Requirements under the Family and Medical Leave Act

[1] 29 C.F.R. § 825.300.