September 13th, 2013 § Comments Off § permalink
Benefits Alert 2013-07
Trish Neely, CFCI
IRS Revenue Ruling (RR) 2013-72 ruled that same-sex couples, legally married in jurisdictions that recognize their marriages, will be treated as married for federal tax purposes. The ruling applies regardless of whether the couple lives in a jurisdiction that recognizes same-sex marriage or a jurisdiction that does not recognize same-sex marriage. Many of our clients and customers have asked what this means for benefit purposes – this Alert will answer some of those questions.
May 1st, 2013 § Comments Off § permalink
Trish Neely, CFCI
In February, the Department of Labor issued its Final Rule to Implement Statutory Amendments to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA); the prior amendments expanded protections for military families and airline flight crews. The Final Rule, effective 3/8/13, included modifications to the prior amendments that further expand employees’ leave rights thus it is important for you to familiarize yourself with the regulations.
January 31st, 2013 § Comments Off § permalink
Florrie Jones, CFC
On January 14, 2013, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued Administrator’s Interpretation No: 2013-1 that clarifies that the age of a son or daughter at the onset of a disability is not relevant in determining a parent’s entitlement to leave under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
July 12th, 2012 § Comments Off § permalink
The Department of Labor (DOL) through its Wage and Hour Division (WHD) recently issued a new FMLA Guide for Employees. FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) provides unpaid, job-protected leave. FBMC’s Monique Akanbi, HR Specialist speaks frankly with the author and provides her perspective on FMLAs advantages to employees and challenges for employers.