On Sept. 10, 2019, the Department of Labor issued an FMLA opinion letter stating that an employer may not delay designating paid leave as FMLA leave if the delay complies with a collective bargaining agreement (CBA) and the employee prefers that the designation be delayed.
In an Aug. 8, 2019 opinion letter, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) shed some light on what counts as “caring for” a family member under the FMLA.
Federal Project Promotes Integrated Approach for WC, Non-Occupational Claims A new federal program is applying absence management best practices to workers’ compensation (WC) claims and non-occupational claims in an integrated … Read More
On Sept. 4, 2018, the Department of Labor issued new FMLA notices and certification forms. The change was procedural in nature; no substantive changes were made to the forms.
New handling regulations for ERISA disability claims will go into effect on Apr. 1, 2018, the Department of Labor has announced. The agency confirmed that the regulations are final, without changes.
18F: A Federal Technology “Startup” Is Changing the Way We Link Technologies By Justin Alford Chief Technology Officer LeaveLogic Without a federal paid family and medical leave law, states and … Read More
Do Your Compliance Programs Measure Up? By Bryon Bass SVP, Disability and Absence Practice & Compliance Sedgwick For compliance purposes, employers need to be aware of the enforcement agenda of … Read More
By John C. Garner, CEBS, CLU, CFCI, CMC Chief Compliance Officer Bolton & Co. DOL Issues Final Regulations on Disability Claim Procedures Long-anticipated Department of Labor (DOL) regulations affecting disability … Read More
EEOC Targets Employer Roadblocks to Disability Leave The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in May announced it is monitoring a “troubling trend” that employer disability programs are driving employment policies … Read More
The Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor (DOL) has updated the regulations defining who can be categorized as an exempt employee under the Fair Labor Standards Act … Read More
With the theme of workplace mental health in this issue of @Work magazine, DMEC is bringing fresh energy to our long-standing commitment to equip employers in this important area. Full … Read More
How often have you encountered a physician who is dragging his feet to return certification to the employee, or even charging your employee to complete FMLA medical certification? Often, the … Read More
Until now, the Department of Labor’s (DOL) on-site presence has been virtually non-existent, which in some cases may have led to complacency in your FMLA administration. I recently had the … Read More
This past December, the Department of Labor quietly turned its FMLA enforcement over to a new leader. After the retirement of FMLA Branch Chief Diane Dawson, who led the DOL’s … Read More
Earlier Efforts Simplified ERISA and Taxes, Not FMLA. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has announced its intent to take action to resolve the lingering confusion over federal FMLA rights … Read More
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding implementation of various provisions of the Affordable Care Act have been prepared jointly by the Departments of Labor (DOL), Health and Human Services (HHS), and … Read More