Tag: HR Hotline

Question: Does an employee on workers’ compensation need to pay for health benefits while on leave? If so, for how long can she remain on our plan until her plan is terminated and we must offer her COBRA?  Our View:  We recommend that the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave be designated to run…

Question:  While the plant was shut down for a week, we paid our employees their accrued vacation in advance of the shutdown for that week.  Subsequently some of the maintenance employees were called into work.  We would like to compensate them with additional pay for the time spent working during their “vacation”; however, we would…

Question: Last week our offices were closed because of the major storm in Connecticut.  The power was out the entire work week. Do we need to pay our employees for the week?  If not, would they be eligible for unemployment compensation? Our View:  When your business closes early or opens late or just closes for…