What Is an FMLA Form?

FMLA forms are certification and notice forms that contain information related to the Family and Medical Leave Act. As of 2015, these forms are marked as WH-380-E, WH-380-F, WH-381 until WH-385 and WH-385V. FMLA forms are required to be filed by an employee, whenever they are applying for a medical or other leave that qualifies for FMLA protection.

The FMLA is a legal provision that gives eligible employees (working for qualified employers) the opportunity to take unpaid leave while protecting their jobs. Reasons to take this leave must correspond to a specified medical, such as a serious illness or injury, or family reason, such as the birth of adoption of a child. During FMLA-covered leave, the eligible employee's position is held for them and they continue to receive health insurance coverage under the same conditions as if no leave had been taken.