DOL: Intermittent FMLA leave can be used to attend these school meetings

DOL: Intermittent FMLA leave can be used to attend these school meetings Discussions about children’s health need qualify under law Now that the school year’s started, you may see parents take time off from work to attend their children’s school functions. Be aware: In certain cases, this may qualify as intermittent leave under the Family [...]

December 5th, 2019|FMLA|

Can Employees take paid leave, then FMLA leave?

Can Employees take paid leave, then FMLA leave? DOL says… Latest guidance for Payroll on tricky situation Consider this scenario: An employee who’s thinking medical leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) starts making paid-time-off requests to use up all his time before going on leave. This worker doesn’t want his certification for [...]

July 24th, 2019|FMLA|

DOL clarifies if organ donation is a ‘serious health condition’ under FMLA

    How to handle healthy employee who donates   Sometimes, it can be confusing to figure out what counts as a “serious health condition” that qualifies for leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).   The Dept. of Labor (DOL) released an opinion letter discussing whether one unique procedure is eligible for [...]

November 28th, 2018|FMLA|

FMLA & Health coverage: Errors made employer liable for medical expenses

    Roofing company owes $63K due to issues with leave, insurance   When an employee needs time off because of an illness, it’s critical for employers to inform the person of all their rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).   This includes whether their illness could be eligible for FMLA leave [...]

October 23rd, 2018|FMLA|

New info from DOL clarifies when rest breaks must be paid

FMLA may supersede rules on breaktimes   What happens when an employee asks to take repeated, short breaks each workday for a health condition?   Should you be making sure that person gets paid – or does the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) supersede the rules on breaktimes?   The Dept. of Labor (DOL) [...]

July 26th, 2018|FMLA, Recordkeeping|

Paid family and medical leave credit: Latest need-to-know info from IRS

Details about how companies leave programs can qualify   The IRS has just released more details about the new paid family and medical leave business credit. An FAQ from the agency clarifies some of the key requirements companies must meet to collect the credit. Here are the highlights.   Wages and more   To claim [...]

June 14th, 2018|FMLA|

Employee denied promotion while on FMLA leave: Avoid costly mistake

Company owes worker at least 30K in wages and damages   Just because you don’t always have to pay employees when they’re on leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be on the lookout for any pay-related issues.   If it even looks like FMLA leave was a [...]

June 14th, 2018|FMLA|

Latest info on new employer tax credit for paid family, medical leave

    How companies know if they’re eligible, what to track & more   More companies are offering workers paid medical and family leave. Thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, this could earn them a tax credit in the next two years.   The amount of the credit ranges from 12.5% if employees [...]

April 19th, 2018|FMLA, Recordkeeping, Timekeeping|

Absences & exempt employees: DOL issues key guidance on pay

    What’s included in Opinion Letter 2018-14   The Department of Labor (DOL) hasn’t always been clear about when you’re able to make deductions from exempt employees’ pay if they’re absent from work.   But now that the DOL has issued Opinion Letter FLSA 2018-14 on that topic, you have the guidance you need [...]

April 19th, 2018|FMLA, Recordkeeping, Timekeeping|

Confusion over paid leave and FMLA policies get employer sued

Lack of Clarity Led Company into expensive legal waters   Even when you’re trying to be generous to employees, it still pays to double-check all of your pay policies say exactly what you want them to.   This is especially true when it comes to paid leave policies and their interplay with the Family and [...]

November 7th, 2017|FMLA, Timekeeping|