The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) has been around since 1995. On February 6, 2013, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) published final regulations that expanded the protections under the FMLA. Although many employers understand the job protection aspect of FMLA, protecting and maintaining employee welfare benefits during FMLA leave can be just as, if not more, challenging.
Over the years, more and more data has demonstrated a clear link between an employee’s physical and financial health. Consider the following:
The art of risk assessment requires more than just knowledge — it also requires creativity and imagination to successfully anticipate, recognize, assess and treat potential risks.
US-based companies expanding abroad are facing a diverse number of challenges right now, including new global economic pressure on state-run systems to shift the burden of health and welfare benefits costs to employers.