The gridlock on joint employer notwithstanding, the Department of Labor (DOL) this week extended for three years the validity of current notices and medical certification forms for use in complying with the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) The forms were set to expire last Friday, August 31, but have now been extended until August 31, 2021. In addition, our friends at SESCO Management Consulting advise us that DOL has also issued new opinion letters and guidance on compensable time, the retail sales exemption and work of volunteers under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) in addition to further guidance on compliance issues pertaining to certain medical procedures under the Family and Medical leave Act.