From the Hotline: 401(k) Contributions During FMLA Leave

Question: Under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), do employers continue to make matching 401(k) contributions during an unpaid leave?

Answer: While not required under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), retirement accounts, such as 401(k) matching contributions, are maintained in accordance to your Summary Plan Description and typically do require continued matching to any funds allocated to the plan prior, during, and post any leave.