As open enrollment approaches for the 2019 calendar year, below are some items employers may want to consider: Wellness program changes – Many employers change their wellness programs during open enrollment. This is a reminder that even small changes to a wellness program may have significant consequences. For example, if an employer increases wellness rewards, […]
The Family Medical Leave Act and Benefit Plans: What comes first – the Law or the Employer’s Established Policy?
An employer that employs 50 or more employees for each working day during each of 20 or more calendar workweeks in the current or preceding calendar year is subject to the Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”). Therefore, often when I am reviewing an employee benefits plan or policy I flag language that states something like: […]