Compliance Memos: November 2018

DMEC Staff@Work

FMLA Leave for Chronic Conditions Requires Ongoing Care Employers often assume an employee is receiving medical care and seldom review the frequency of physician visits when granting Family and Medical … Read More

Expanded Paid Leave Benefits Coming to California Employees

DMEC StaffLegislative Updates

Currently California employees who wish to receive pay during leave for a qualifying exigency would need to use their own accrued vacation or paid time off hours. However, beginning Jan. 1, 2021, an employee can apply for wage replacement benefits from the State of California Paid Family Leave insurance program during such a leave.

FMLA Leave for Chronic Health Conditions

DMEC StaffLegislative Updates

When an employee takes medical leave, treatment by a healthcare provider is often assumed, and the frequency of doctor’s visits is rarely scrutinized. The Pennsylvania federal court’s recent decision in Watkins v. Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh alerts us that this is not always a wise approach.

FMLA Eligibility and Remote Workers

DMEC StaffLegislative Updates

With the increasing trend of telecommuting employees, it is not uncommon for a company to have small numbers of employees working from remote locations in various states. It is important that employers understand how FMLA eligibility is determined for remote workers.

Program Showcase: Vendor Selection

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14 Questions to Help You Find the Right Absence Management Partner By Sonja R. Teague, CPDM, ARM, AIC Practice Leader ESIS Integrated Disability Management A decade ago, there were approximately … Read More