Tag: notice

Question: Is an employer required to distribute the earned income credit (EIC) notice, or is distribution of W-2 Copy B EIC notice sufficient, even though the wording varies from the support collection unit (SCU) EIC notice? Answer: The earned income credit (EIC) notice is a federal notice issued by the IRS and is found on the back…

Question: An employee took two weeks of leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to care for his spouse and bond with their new baby, and is now requesting three additional weeks for baby bonding. Does he need to complete a periodic report regarding his return status or supply a return-to-work notice? Answer: If the…

Question: Why is the HIPAA Certificate of Creditable Coverage no longer required? Answer: Due to the elimination of pre-existing condition clauses under the Affordable Care Act, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Certificate of Creditable Coverage notice requirement has been discontinued as of December 31, 2014. Many employers have used the HIPAA notice as documentation…

Question: Does an employer need to distribute a notice to employees of health care coverage options in October? Answer: Employers are required to provide the notice regarding health care coverage options to each new employee at the time of hiring as of October 1, 2013 and to all new hires thereafter. For 2014, the Department of…

Question: If we have less than 50 employees, are we required to contain a notice in our handbook that we are not a covered employer under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)? Answer: If you are not a covered employer, you are not obligated to provide such a notice.

Question: Can the method that you use to calculate the 12-month period under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) be different for different categories of employees, i.e. part time, full time, management? If an employee was out on a regular disability leave and has been paying for his or her own health insurance and…

Question: I read somewhere that if you change your Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) calculation method that you have to give employees a 60-day notice. Do you know that to be true? Answer: Yes, this is correct. An employer intending to change their method of calculating their 12-month Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)…