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Paid Leave for State Employees On March 22, 2018, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice signed legislation (H.B. 2869) entitling state employees paid leave while providing assistance as an essential member of an emergency aid provider during a declared state of emergency. The law is effective June 8, 2018. Read WV H.B. 2869 Weapons in the…

Question: What are the considerations/ramifications when deciding to pay an employee on Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave, other than vacation/personal days? Answer: If the company has a paid time off (PTO)/vacation/sick policy, we recommend that the company allow the employee to utilize any accrued paid time while on leave of absence. This allows…

Question: Is an employer still required to issue a Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) notice to an employee if the employer decides to continue paying the employee while on leave? Answer: Even if the company has a policy that exceeds the rights and benefits of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), we recommend…

Question: When an employee is taking Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave and getting state disability (or private supplemental disability), can the employer require that the employee use any accrued vacation time first? What if the employee is not being paid any disability during that time, does that change? Answer: In general, an employer…

Question: How will benefits be affected for an employee taking a two month leave of absence with one month paid and one month unpaid? Is it necessary to offer COBRA coverage? Answer: You have discretion in setting your personal time off policies to continue or discontinue health coverage during a non-FMLA leave as long as…