My understanding is that employers may not require employees to use paid leave not yet available. At my company we make employees use all but 5 vacation days before taking unpaid FMLA leave. Are we violating anything by doing this?
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Can an employee open up a Health Savings Account (HSA) if their spouse has a general purpose Flexible Spending Account (FSA)? If not, can they open up the HSA account once their spouse’s FSA is exhausted and closed? And once they do this, how does the employer who is contributing to the HSA abide by […]
We have some non-exempt employees traveling to Poland. How do we calculate international travel in line with FLSA rules?
An employee over the age of 65 who already enrolled in Medicare Part A is now being separated due to disability. Does the company (self-insured) have to offer him 18 months of COBRA? If yes, which plan becomes primary and which plan is secondary?
When an employee uses a personal car for work, are employers required to reimburse mileage? Are they required to reimburse at the IRS rate or is this just the recommendation?
Employers will need to do ACA reporting for this year, including forms 1094 & 1095. What options (e.g. software) does the employer have to for reporting? (Currently I use Quickbooks to submit my W2 forms.)
An employee got a signing bonus last year, but has left the organization. We want to ‘claw back’ the bonus. How do we do this? Signing bonuses can be a helpful tool when hiring employees in difficult job markets or to fill jobs requiring very specific skill sets. The biggest issue with a signing bonus […]
Can we ask an employee to pay their monthly portion for their health insurance while they are on disability? Thank you for your inquiry regarding employee health benefits while the employee is out on leave for a disability. The term “on disability” is a broad one that may encompass a variety of leave scenarios. For […]
If you make an offer to a candidate that is contingent on passing your training classes, can you make those training classes unpaid?
The ACA added a provision about giving an employee 30 days’ notice for cancelation of health insurance. Does this include termination of employment?