have been in the national spotlight right from the start of 2009. From the new and ADA rules that took effect in January to today’s white-hot health care debate, employers are dealing with important changes and “could-be” changes. Let's look back at the year in benefits and ahead to what could be coming later this year.
Among the benefits changes already in place this year:
New . On Jan. 16, new FMLA regulations took effect that allow employees to take up to 26 weeks of to care for a family member injured during active-duty military service. Employees can also use 12 weeks of FMLA leave when a family member is called to active service.
Those regulations also tinkered with the definition of a “serious” FMLA illness, revised employer notice obligations and allowed employers to directly contact employees’ doctors with . Read more about the regulation cha...(register to read more)
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