The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Compliance Guide
Read Time: 10 Minutes

FMLA's primary purpose is to provide job protection for eligible employees who need to take time off work to care for themselves or a family member with a serious health condition, or to care for a new child or adoptive child.

This guide covers the following topics:

  • Eligibility for FMLA
  • Covered Employers
  • Reasons for Taking FMLA Leave
  • Length of FMLA Leave
  • Intermittent or Reduced Schedule
  • Requesting FMLA Leave
  • Certification
  • Employee Rights and Employer Obligations
  • Required Notice
  • Enforcement of FMLA

Best Practices for a Successful Open Enrollment

Tuesday, October 10, 2023
2:00PM EST

Attend this month’s webinar to learn best practices to implement and pitfalls to avoid during this year’s open enrollment period.

Gain insights into:
  • The mandatory and optional health plan notices
  • The accepted forms of enrollment communication for in-office and remote employees
  • The irrevocable nature of Section 125 elections

Be able to answer these questions:
  • What are an employer’s fiduciary responsibilities?
  • What actions does the employer need to take for non-active employees?
  • What are the penalties of non-compliance with open enrollment requirements?

Registration Code: UBA410EW
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What is the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act? Plus 6 More Legal Answers About Pregnancy in the Workplace
Source: Mineral

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) is an exciting (and long overdue) change to federal employment law that seeks to improve the health and economic security of pregnant employees by making thousands of workplaces more pregnancy friendly. It does this by requiring that employers with 15 or more employees provide pregnancy-related accommodations to employees and applicants.
Depending on an employer’s size, location, and general approach to pregnancy in the workplace, this could be a big deal or business as usual. Let’s break it down. .... Keep Reading
Workplace Culture | Salary Transparency in Job Postings

The importance of pay transparency is on the rise as more organizations now include salary ranges in their job postings. Recent research from Payscale indicates a significant increase in employers adopting this practice, with the percentage of job postings featuring pay ranges jumping from 22% to 45% in 2022.
Promoting pay transparency is not just a trend; it’s a strategic move for employers.... Keep Reading
Question of the Week

Q: We’d like to cater lunch for employees. Do we need to ask them about food allergies?

A: No. However, employees who do have food allergies or restrictions would likely appreciate it if you made sure that they also get to partake of the free food. You can manage this by asking employees about food preferences or prohibitions ahead of time, ordering a variety of items so that everyone has at least one option, and listing the ingredients of the items that are brought in. Most restaurants should be able to accommodate a request for ingredient lists.

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