Survey Finds Fewer Companies Continuing Benefits during Leaves

August 31, 2010 ( – A recent survey has found fewer companies are continuing company-funded benefits during unpaid non-FMLA leaves.

According to the survey of Family Leave practices by BLR, 58% of responding companies allow benefits to continue, a significant decrease from the 73% of respondents who had such a policy in late 2007. Fifty-six percent of respondents reported a continuation of seniority during unpaid non-FMLA leaves, down only slightly from 60% in 2007.   

The survey also found 62% of organizations offer at least one form of assistance for child care to their employees. Of those companies, over half offer flextime and/or leaves of absence for the purpose of child care.   

The survey included approximately 950 responses and was conducted in July-August 2010.   

Complete results can be downloaded from here.