This year’s flu season is a rough one. Although the predominant strains of this year’s influenza viruses were represented in the vaccine, they mutated, which decreased the effectiveness of the immunization. The flu then spread widely and quickly, and in addition, the symptoms were severe and deadly. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that the 2017 – 2018 flu season…
For the second time in less than a year the Department of Labor (DOL) has increased the civil monetary penalties assessed or enforced by the DOL. The increases were announced in a final rule issued by the DOL on January 18, 2017. The increases were made pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, which requires federal agencies to annually…
When you hear the term “paid parental leave”, what do you think of? Here in the U.S., paid leave benefits are somewhat of a luxury. Although the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) has made it possible for parents working at companies with 50 or more employees to secure 12 weeks of unpaid leave, the U.S. is one of only three countries on a list…
From 2013 to 2015, a series of Supreme Court cases and government updates have changed the landscape of the way employers must consider same-sex spouses in relation to employee benefits.
The U.S. Department of Labor on Aug. 9 issued a revised fact sheet to provide guidance on Family and Medical Leave Act protections for same-sex couples. Read more…
Even after a decade after it’s implementation, FMLA is still somewhat blurry as to what the best solution is for intermittent leave. Here’s a simple solution for a common problem.
Effective FMLA management and early intervention can help save money and increase productivity from future disability claim activity. Register for our complimentary webinar!
More employees are likely to be able to utilize the FMLA to care for their adult children with disabilities.
Final regulations to military family leave, eligibility and other FMLA issues
View the updated forms on the new FMLA model and download the DOL notice poster here.