Tag: employee benefit

Question: Are we required to grant an employee’s request for a one-year leave to care for her newborn triplets now that her maternity disability leave is completed? (Our company has under 50 employees and is not subject to Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave requirements). Answer: In the absence of an FMLA requirement, the…

Question: May a company offer holiday pay to office personnel, but not the field employees? Answer: Federal and state laws do not require employers to offer holiday pay. Therefore, they typically leave the policies surrounding holiday pay to the employers to define. An employer is permitted to “class out” a certain group of employees from…

Question: Does an employer have to use the Department of Labor’s Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) forms, or can the employer accept a medical note from the employee’s physician? Answer: The Department of Labor has developed optional forms for use in obtaining medical certification, including second and third opinions, from health care providers that…