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The FMLA can be a complicated regulation for employers to decode. If you have tried to sort through it but still have questions, don’t worry. As a Colorado PEO, StaffScapes has helped dozens of companies navigate successfully through FMLA issues.

Thursday, 12 November 2015 15:22

Family Medical Leave Act Rule Update

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FMLA Overview

 

The Family Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) is a federal labor law that is defined by the US Department of Labor (DOL) and administered by the Wage and Hour Division. The law is intended to create a work/life balance for employees. As a result, the FMLA requires companies with fifty or more employees to provide workers with leave for specific family and medical reasons, such as serious health conditions, to care for sick family members, or to care for newborn or adopted children. Employees are eligible to take twelve or twenty-six workweeks of leave in a twelve-month period, depending on the reason. To be eligible, an employee must have been with the organization for at least twelve months and have worked at least 1,250 hours over the past year. The FMLA encompasses both public and private organizations but excludes certain categories, such as elected officials and their staff members.

 

Monday, 12 February 2007 17:00

Paid FMLA Leave

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Senator Chris Dodd (Democrat-CT) plans to ammend the Family and Medical Leave Act to provide six weeks of paid leave.

“Washington- Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT), author of the landmark Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which has enable approximately 50 million Americans take leave from their jobs for the birth or adoption of a child, and in order to care for themselves, their children or an immediate family member, today announced legislation, which he will introduce in the coming weeks, to provide paid leave for employees. Sen. Dodd’s bill would also expand the number of individuals eligible for FMLA. Senator Ted Stevens (R-AK), has announced his intentions to co-sponsor Sen. Dodd’s legislation.”

See Senator Dodd's website below for more information. StaffScapes, Inc. will follow his revision to the FMLA as it moves through the Senate and House sub-committees.

Senator Dodd (D-Ct)

Sunday, 21 December 2008 17:00

Update to Required FMLA Poster

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A revised Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) poster, reflecting the recently published final rule, is now available for viewing and downloading. Every employer covered by the FMLA is required to post and keep posted on its premises, in conspicuous places where employees are employed, a notice explaining the Act’s provisions. The revision to the FMLA and the new poster becomes effective on January 16, 2009.

The poster can be downloaded at: http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/posters/fmlaen.pdf

Additional information and materials can be viewed at the DOL's FMLA website at: http://www.dol.gov/whd/fmla/spouse/index.htm

Wednesday, 06 February 2008 17:00

New FMLA law

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Amended FMLA effective 1/28/08

On January 28, 2008 President Bush amended the Family Medical Leave Act of 1993(FMLA) to permit a "spouse, son, daughter, parent, or next of kin" to take up to 26 workweeks of leave to care for a "member of the Armed Forces, including a member of the National Guard or Reserves, who is undergoing medical treatment, recuperation, or therapy, is otherwise in outpatient status, or is otherwise on the temporary disability retired list, for a serious injury or illness."  The new law effective January 28, 2008.

StaffScapes will be sending out the new FMLA poster as soon as it is available.

Please contact StaffScapes regarding more information on this admended law or assistance with tracking FMLA leave. StaffScapes is a PEO providing Payroll and HR services to businesses.  Please contact us at 303-466-7864.