Our office pays a set amount for employee health benefits. Expenses beyond that amount (generally spouse and/or dependent coverage) are the employee’s responsibility and are deducted from the employee’s paychecks. If an employee is out on pregnancy leave or FMLA and there are no paychecks from which to deduct the employee share of the premium, […]
Tag: Leave Management
Can my employee take FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act) leave to care for a domestic partner’s child?
We are a small California business with 14 employees. We are not supposed to be subject to FMLA, but our lawyer says we are. This is because we have FMLA eligibility information included in our handbook. But the eligibility clause clearly states that “employees who work at a location where the Company employs fewer than […]
When one employee’s son was born, he took 10 days of vacation. Then he took five days of sick leave, and now he has requested FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act) leave. We didn’t see all this leave coming. Do we have to give him 12 additional weeks of time off, or can we make […]
The U.S. Department of Labor, which enforces the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), has announced that it will soon publish—by June 2006—a new rule conforming the department’s regulations to recent court decisions concerning the FMLA.
We have a service repair technician who is required to repair 12 instruments a year, but due to a 3-month Family and Medical Leave Act absence was only able to repair 6. May we view him as an unsatisfactory performer and reduce his merit raise?
We have been a little inconsistent in administering pregnancy leaves. We now have several employees who are in the early stages of pregnancy or who have casually mentioned that they are ready to start their families. I’d like to get my policies clearly laid out before these employees start requesting leave. Under federal and California […]
Suppose an employee takes time off under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) for his or her own serious health condition, and you require a healthcare provider’s certification confirming the need for leave. After a year goes by, the employee needs additional leave for the same health problem. Can you require this person to […]