March BenefitsBuzz: FMLA Questions & IRS Clarifications.

On February 26, 2016 By Tevis

Recent Court Rulings Raise Questions about FMLA The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) clearly states that when an employer knows that a worker taking leave qualifies for FMLA, it must designate the worker’s absence as FMLA leave. Despite this … Continue reading


Final Rule Extends FMLA Rights to Same-sex Couples

On February 26, 2015 By Tevis

On Feb. 25, 2015, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a final rule that expands the definition of “spouse” under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The expanded definition of “spouse” allows eligible employees in legal same-sex marriages … Continue reading


August 2014 BenefitsBuzz

On July 24, 2014 By Tevis

Supreme Court Changes Rules on Contraceptive Mandate Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), non-grandfathered health plans are required to provide certain preventive care services for women, including contraceptives, without charging a copayment, deductible or coinsurance. Under the guidelines, plans must … Continue reading


September 2013 BenefitsBuzz

On September 6, 2013 By Tevis

DOL Clarifies FMLA Rights for Same-Sex Spouses On June 26, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Section 3 of DOMA. As a result of the Supreme Court’s ruling, same-sex couples that are legally married under state law are now entitled … Continue reading


FMLA Final Rules: Action Required by March 8, 2013

On March 8, 2013 By Tevis

On February 6, 2013, the Department of Labor (DOL) published Final Rules implementing statutory amendments to the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The Final Rules expand the military family leave provisions and incorporates a special eligibility provision for airline flight … Continue reading


CLIENT ALERT: Does An Employer Have To Modify Production Goals Due To An Employee’s Medical Leave?

On September 5, 2012 By Tevis

Overview An account manager for an employer who was fired for alleged performance problems within three months after he began taking intermittent leave because of a heart blockage may proceed to trial with his interference and retaliation claims under the … Continue reading


DOL Proposes Regulations on Military Family Leave under the FMLA

On February 7, 2012 By Tevis

On Jan. 30, 2012, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced the release of proposed regulations under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Primarily, the proposed regulations implement and interpret the FMLA’s military family leave provisions. The proposed regulations also … Continue reading