Archive for the ‘FMLA/CFRA’ Category

DOL Opinion: Using FMLA Leave to Attend Child’s Special Education Meetings

The Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued an opinion letter confirming that parents may take time off under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to attend individualized education program (IEP) meetings for children receiving special education. The federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act requires schools to develop IEPs for children receiving special education services. […]

9 Sep 19 - FMLA/CFRA - James W. Ward - No CommentsRead More »

Taking FMLA Leave to Help a Drug-Addicted Child

My employee asked to take time off under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to care for her drug addicted son, who is well over 18 but refuses to go through a rehabilitation program. Do I have to honor that request? In general, FMLA leave is available to parents to care for their children […]

12 Apr 19 - FMLA/CFRA, Time Off - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

DOL Opinion Letter Provides Guidance on FMLA Leave

On March 14, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued an opinion letter that provides clarity on how employers designate Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave. The letter responds to a request for an opinion on whether an employer may permit employees to exhaust paid time off prior to designating leave as FMLA-qualifying. […]

28 Mar 19 - FMLA/CFRA - Erika Pickles - No CommentsRead More »

Grandma Asks for FMLA for Grandbaby

My employee wants to take federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave when her daughter has a baby. Can I deny her request? Typically, an employee asking for time off work to be with her adult daughter for the birth of a child would not be a basis for FMLA, absent some extenuating circumstances. […]

14 Jan 19 - FMLA/CFRA, Time Off - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Updated Guidance on Paid Family Leave Tax Credit Issued by IRS

An updated guidance on a tax credit for employers who provide paid family and medical leave to their employees has been issued by the IRS (Notice 2018-71). The tax credit applies regardless of whether an employer has fewer than 50 employees and therefore is not covered by the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) […]

28 Sep 18 - FMLA/CFRA, Paid Family Leave - Ellen Savage, J.D. - No CommentsRead More »