Tag: Benefits

It’s typical to have mixed feelings about the annual benefits open enrollment period. Dread for the additional administrative workload and potential benefits cost increases… Anticipation of newer, more attractive, and easier to administer plans… It makes for a fall season that causes many HR professionals and benefits brokers to drown their misery in pumpkin spice lattes….

Question: If someone is eligible for Paid Family Leave (PFL) benefits, does that entitle the employee to a leave? Answer: Eligibility to Paid Family Leave (PFL) benefits does not entitle an employee to a leave. The employee needing a family leave should be instructed to follow the employer’s standard practice for requesting time off. The…

Question: When considering military leave for an employee, does the accrual occur as if the person was not gone and was actively working? Answer: The escalator principle under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) does not mean accruals of vacation or sick time continue, but rather the employee is credited with time…

Question:   How are employees counted for purposes of FMLA employer qualification? Answer: Employers are subject to FMLA if they are engaged in commerce or in an industry affecting commerce and employ 50 or more employees for each working day during each of 20 or more calendar workweeks in the current or preceding calendar year. The…

Question: How do we explain imputed income? Answer: Imputed income is a monetary value added to the gross income for the purpose of calculating taxes. Imputed income may not be seen on the paycheck as cash but comes in the form of a benefit, such as the value of employer-provided life insurance or other benefits…

A ruling has been given for the case of National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) v. NLRB concerning new posting requirements which include the right of employees to organize into unions, bargain collectively, discuss wages, benefits and working conditions, jointly complain, strike and picket, or choose not to do any of these activities. The ruling reads…