2016 - Page 10 of 10 - Employee Benefits I AP Benefit Advisors

DOL FMLA Fact Sheet Regarding Joint Employers

The Department of Labor (DOL) recently, but subtly, issued a new Administrator’s Interpretation 2016-1 (AI). This document highlights responsibilities and obligations of joint employers. As a reminder, a joint employer is when two or more employers are responsible individually and jointly for hiring an employee and they are also responsible for compliance with a statute. […]

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How to Curb FMLA Abuse

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) abuse is common, but there are ways to control it. The first thing an employer can do is to make sure that employees finish the initial FMLA certification. If an employer has a request for medical certification, an employee has to provide a completed and adequate certification at their […]

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EEOC Fact Sheet Addressing Discrimination Against Muslim & Middle Eastern Employees

In the wake of last year’s terrorist attacks both domestically and internationally, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) addressed workplace discrimination against Muslim and Middle Eastern employees. The EEOC established two different online question and answer resources for employers and employees. The purpose of these documents are to educate and increase understanding of rights and responsibilities […]

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Snow Day Office Closure and its Impact on FMLA and FLSA

The question arises on how to deal with the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) for snow day office closures. If an employee would take an entire week off on FMLA leave, then a snow day would be treated as a holiday and counted as an FMLA day the […]

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Do Employers Need to Offer Their Abroad Employees Coverage per the ACA?

Employers who have employees represented globally outside of the United States can face certain challenges in compliance with the Affordable Care Act (ACA). U.S. citizen employees working abroad and being paid from foreign sources, their employers may not be subject to ACA regulations. Any employer in the U.S. who has at least 50 full-time employees […]

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AP Benefit Advisors Webinar Series – Voluntary Benefits: Choosing the Right Fit

Join AP Benefit Advisors’ Director of Voluntary Benefits, Stephen Ivey, for this complimentary, one-hour webinar, as he explores how to design, communicate and administer voluntary plans customized specifically to an employer’s core benefits program instead of the more common one-carrier-fits-all approach in the market. Topics include: Primary vs. Supplemental State of the Market Employer Risks […]

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