Category: Leave Management, Policy, and Compliance

Managing employee leave is one of HR’s most annoying (and thankless) tasks. First of all, there’s the federal FMLA, which is notoriously difficult to manage, and commonly gamed by employees. Stack on top of that state leave laws that usually conflict with the plus various pregnancy and disability laws. And then there’s the plethora of other types of leave like bereavement, jury duty, and military leave, each of which has its own quirks and challenges. This topic explores this in depth.

IRS Issues Ruling on Differential Pay During Military Leave

This content was originally published in July 2009. For the latest FMLA regulation changes, visit our FMLA article archives or try our practical FMLA compliance guide. Employers managing leave issues for employees in the military now have more definitive guidance from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on how to handle taxation of differential military pay. […]

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Military Caregiver Certification—Almost the Same, But Not Quite

There are a lot of new twists to FMLA thanks to the new military caregiver leave. In today’s Advisor, we tackle the quirks in certification requirements. May we require certification for taking military caregiver leave? Yes. When leave is taken to care for a covered servicemember with a serious injury or illness, an employer may […]

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Two 26-Week FMLA Leaves Back to Back? Seriously?

In yesterday’s Advisor, we covered the tricky questions around certification for FMLA military caregiver leave. Today, doubling up on military caregiver leave, and an introduction to the best-selling “FMLA Bible. May an employee take back-to-back military caregiver leave for more than one seriously injured or ill servicemember? Yes. By regulation, military caregiver leave is a […]

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SHRM Promotes New Workplace Flexibility Policy

This content was originally published in July 2009. For the latest FMLA regulation changes, visit our FMLA article archives or try our practical FMLA compliance guide. In late spring, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) launched a comprehensive public policy campaign to promote workplace flexibility. As part of this campaign, SHRM is proposing a […]

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EEOC Issues Best Practices for Workers With Caregiving Responsibilities

This content was originally published in July 2009. For the latest FMLA regulation changes, visit our FMLA article archives or try our practical FMLA compliance guide. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has created a list of best practices to avoid discrimination against workers with caregiving responsibilities. The document, Employer Best Practices for Workers […]

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DOL Issues First Opinion Letter On New FMLA Rules

This content was originally published in July 2009. For the latest FMLA regulation changes, visit our FMLA article archives or try our practical FMLA compliance guide. As employers begin to apply the new Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) regulations, a few questions have come up. In response to one of these questions regarding employee […]

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ESA to Be Abolished in November 2009

This content was originally published in October 2009. For the latest FMLA regulation changes, visit our FMLA article archives or try our practical FMLA compliance guide. Effective November 8, 2009, the Employment Standards Administration (ESA), the umbrella agency that administers the Wage and Hour Division (WHD), the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, the Office […]

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Healthy Families Act Requires Paid Leave

This content was originally published in October 2009. For the latest FMLA regulation changes, visit our FMLA article archives or try our practical FMLA compliance guide. In May 2009, the Healthy Families Act was introduced in the both the House of Representatives (HR 2460) and the U.S. Senate (S 1152). Sponsored by Representative Rosa DeLauro […]

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Changes to ADA Regulations Are Coming

This content was originally published in October 2009. For the latest FMLA regulation changes, visit our FMLA article archives or try our practical FMLA compliance guide. In June, The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) voted 2 to 1 in favor of new proposed regulations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The proposed revisions […]

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Tips for Curbing FMLA Intermittent Leave Abuse

This content was originally published in October 2009. For the latest FMLA regulation changes, visit our FMLA article archives or try our practical FMLA compliance guide. In order to curb FMLA abuse and abuse of intermittent leave, the employer must understand the rights and limits imposed on an employee by the FMLA. The following is […]

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