Finance News & Insights

Do you have to consider an employee on FMLA for a promotion? Court says …

While you don’t have to pay employees for the FMLA leave they take, you still have to be aware certain pay-related issues while they’re on leave. And as one company recently found out, not doing so can prove to be very, very costly. [Read more…]

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Intermittent FMLA leave: Top 5 ways to prevent abuse

Three words that leave even the most cool, calm and collect Finance chiefs reaching for their Advil and/or Tums: Intermittent FMLA leave. [Read more…]

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CFOs get ‘new’ weapon to avoid compliance problems, courtesy of the feds

Finance chiefs will once again have one of the most useful DOL resources at their disposal to help with an array of tricky compliance issues — and avoid costly penalties and lawsuits. [Read more…]

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Steal this company’s bulletproof blueprint for fighting FMLA abuse

There’s a right way and a wrong way to proceed when you suspect an employee is abusing his or her FMLA leave. [Read more…]

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FMLA leave: DOL’s take on how far you can go to enforce your company’s call-in policy

Enforcing your company’s call-in procedures is one of the few weapons you have to prevent employees from abusing their FMLA leave. [Read more…]

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Chronic conditions and FMLA leave: How far can you go to get proof?

CFOs want to do everything in their power to prevent FMLA abuse. But the question is: How aggressive can you be in determining whether a staffer’s medical issue is a bonafide “chronic condition” that requires intermittent FMLA leave? [Read more…]

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Heads up: DOL ups the ante on violations of workplace laws like FLSA

This year, employers may be surprised to find the penalty for failing to file a Form 5500 jumped all the way to $2,063 per day (up from $1,100). But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.   [Read more…]

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What’s in store for Finance in latest fed budget

Allowance time! The federal government has put out its budget proposal for FY2016. And there’s plenty for Finance tucked among the funding requests.

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Feds modify stances on two key benefits – are you ready?

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It’s been a year since the Supreme Court came down against Federal discrimination against married, same-sex couples in U.S. v. Windsor. Now IRS and the Department of Labor are catching up. [Read more…]

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Feds’ new FMLA chief: Get ready for on-site visits

Last December, the DOL brought Helen Applewhaite on board as the agency’s new FMLA Branch Chief. So what can firms expect from the agency’s new FMLA Chief?  [Read more…]

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