Employer E-mail Could Show FMLA Bias

November 1, 2011 (PLANSPONSOR.com) – A federal appellate court has determined that an employer’s reference of an employee’s Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave in an e-mail recommending his termination could be considered retaliation under the FMLA.

TASC Acquires HFS Benefits

October 24, 2011 (PLANSPONSOR.com) – Total Administrative Services Corporation (TASC) announced the acquisition of Hirsch Financial Services (HFS) Benefits, a Maryland-based third-party administrator. 

FMLA Expansions Signed into Law

October 29, 2009 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - President Obama has signed legislation that expands coverage for "exigency leave" and "servicemember caregiver leave" under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

DoL Provides Updated FMLA Poster, Forms

December 22, 2008 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - The Department of Labor (DoL) announced a revised Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) poster, reflecting the recently published final rule, is now available for viewing and downloading.

GovDocs Offers Revamped FMLA Compliance Package

December 19, 2008 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - GovDocs Inc., which describes itself as a national compliance resource for employers, has announced a package of labor law materials designed to help employers comply with mandatory changes to the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

DoL to Publish Final FMLA Regs

November 14, 2008 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - The U.S. Department of Labor will publish a final rule on November 17 to update its regulations under the 15-year-old Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

McKeon Sings Praises for New FMLA Regs

November 14, 2008 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - U.S. Representative Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-California), the senior Republican on the House Labor Committee, commended Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao for her work in revising the 15-year-old Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Court Dismisses FMLA Challenge

October 17, 2008 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - A federal judge has declared that the former manager at a Pennsylvania bank was not protected from firing in an embezzlement probe because he had requested Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave.

House Approves FMLA Expansion for Military Families

December 14, 2007 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - The U.S. House of Representatives has approved the National Defense Authorization Act - an expansion of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to include family members of military personnel.

Employers: Intermittent Leave Hardest Part of FMLA Compliance

December 15, 2005 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Eighty-four percent of those organizations that must abide by the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) offer some form of paid vacation, but approximately 25% to 30% of them offer paid leave for some situations not required by the act, according to a recent survey.

DoL: Teacher Dental Plan Included under FMLA

December 1, 2006 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - The US Department of Labor (DoL) has sided with a teachers' union in asserting that benefits under a stand-alone, self-insured group dental plan provided by a school district need to be maintained while an employee is on leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Employer Must Reinstate Employee Released by Doctor

December 13, 2005 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - The US 6th Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed a lower court's ruling for an employer who terminated an employee for not providing more information after she supplied a doctor's note that she could return to work after taking Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave.

Court Allows for Extended Definition of Parent Under FMLA

November 10, 2005 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - The US District Court for the District of Maryland has ruled that an employee may use evidence that her grandmother acted as her parent to convince a jury to decide if her leave to care for her grandmother falls under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Court Upholds Denial of Leave Bonus

October 28, 2005 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - The US 8th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court's ruling that an employee who used a portion of his sick leave during a period covered by the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was not entitled to a leave bonus from his employer.