Monthly Archives: July 2015

Reasons employees file FMLA-related complaints

July 28th, 2015

Being terminated for taking job-protected leave was the No. 1 reason employees filed FMLA-related complaints with the U.S. Department of Labor last year. Termination   42% Discrimination   24% Refusal to grant leave   20% Refusal to restore to position   12% Failure to maintain benefits   2% Source: DOL Wage & Hour statistics, FY2014...

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Recent Supreme Court Cases That May Affect Your Business

July 27th, 2015

As the U.S. Supreme Court adjourns for its summer recess, the landmark cases about same-sex marriage and the Affordable Care Act premium tax credits have garnered most of the publicity. However, you should also know about these three lesser-known Supreme Court decisions that may significantly affect your business. Kimble v. Marvel Enterprises (S. Ct. No....

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Proposed DOL Rule May Make Millions More Eligible for Overtime Pay

July 27th, 2015

In his 2015 State of the Union Address last January, President Obama said employees should get the overtime they’ve earned. He then directed the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to review and amend the overtime rules under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to make more workers eligible. On June 30, the DOL took steps...

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Don’t Become the Victim of an FMLA Lawsuit

July 27th, 2015

FMLA Lawsuits can be a nightmare. We have seen a growing number of stories about expensive FMLA lawsuits that end up costing employers hundreds of thousands of dollars. How can you as an employer avoid them? Consider these recent lawsuits that could have been avoided. The Staples Lawsuit Staples Inc. recently struggled with an FMLA...

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Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015 Increases Penalties for ACA Reporting

July 7th, 2015

A reporting entity that fails to comply with the Code § 6055 or 6056 reporting requirements may be subject to the general reporting penalties for failure to file correct information returns and failure to furnish correct payee statements. Two different sections of the Internal Revenue Code discuss the penalties for not complying with Code Sections...

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