Finance pros finally have official guidance regarding the paid-leave tax credit created under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). But there’s a good chance the guidance will leave a lot of your questions unanswered.
Family and Medical Leave (FMLA)
Wondering what the DOL has up its sleeve for the remainder of 2014 – and how it’ll impact your Finance Department? Well, the agency recently offered a preview.
Now your company will need to accept telemedicine visits as certification for employees’ Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) requests. A new Wage and Hour Division Field Assistance Bulletin clarifies that a virtual doctor’s visit counts as an “in-person” doctor’s visit for FMLA purposes. Here’s what you need to keep your company in compliance. To […]
The latest move by feds offers employees yet another tool to help them take legal action against their employers.
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.
Let HR and Benefits know: The Department of Labor (DOL) just announced that it plans to issue new rules that would expand the current provisions of the the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
The latest move by the IRS suggests an increase in audits of employers’ COBRA procedures may be on tap in the very near future.
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?
Suspect an employee on medical leave is milking the system? You may be surprised to find out how far courts will let you go to prove it …
As of right now, if your company has fewer than 50 employees, you don’t have to offer workers job-protected FMLA leave. But new legislation is aiming to change all that.
Enforcing your company’s call-in procedures is one of the few weapons you have to prevent employees from abusing their FMLA leave.
The Department of Labor (DOL) and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), for the second time in just six months, are raising the penalties for employment law violations.
Another reason to make sure your HR folks have airtight FMLA processes: If your company winds up guilty of an FMLA violation in court, you’ll most likely have to fork over double damages.
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.
Three words that leave even the most cool, calm and collect Finance chiefs reaching for their Advil and/or Tums: Intermittent FMLA leave.
It’s been several months since the Supreme Court handed down its landmark ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), but the IRS just got around to issuing guidance on how it’ll handle the tax treatment of same-sex spouses under the Internal Revenue Code moving forward.
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