Monthly Archives: March 2015

Compliance Questions – Temporary Employees & FMLA

March 20th, 2015

Q.  My client regularly utilize temporary employees, some of whom we hire permanently. Does the time they work as a temp (through an agency) count toward the 12-month and 1,250 hour eligibility requirements? A: An employee is eligible to take FMLA leave when, among other things, he/she has worked for the employer for 12 months (which,...

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Don’t Be Snowed Under by Payroll Rules

March 19th, 2015

Snowfalls in the Northeast have shattered long-time records this year, paralyzing transit systems and roads, and preventing hundreds of thousands of people from making it to their jobs. This raises the question: What are the payroll consequences of situations like this? Background Although state law may control outcomes, the relevant statute on the federal level,...

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Reimbursements for Health Plan Premiums and the ACA: Are You In Violation?

March 19th, 2015

Over the years, some employers have opted to provide their employees with reimbursement toward the cost of purchasing individual insurance plans in lieu of providing a group health plan. Many did so by establishing an Employer Payment Plan (EPP). The EPP refers to any agreement where employees treat the employer’s direct contributions (either through reimbursement...

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