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Ask the Experts: Flu and FMLA | Ohio Benefits Advisors

Question: Is the common flu considered a serious health condition under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)? Answer: Most cases of the common flu do not meet the definition of “serious health condition” and would not be eligible for Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave. Some cases of the flu, however, are severe or … Continued

5 Employee Handbook Mistakes to Avoid | Ohio Benefit Brokers

“Gary Wheeler, partner at Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP, a well-respected national employment law firm and legal partner to ThinkHR, explains five mistakes he sees frequently in his clients’ employee handbooks.” It’s too long, inconsistent, or redundant. Like with your house, when you live with an employee handbook for a while, you collect things … Continued

6 Ways to Keep the Flu from Sidelining Your Workplace | Ohio Employee Benefit Advisors

This year’s flu season is a rough one. Although the predominant strains of this year’s influenza viruses were represented in the vaccine, they mutated, which decreased the effectiveness of the immunization. The flu then spread widely and quickly, and in addition, the symptoms were severe and deadly. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention … Continued

Employer Tips For Managing FMLA Compliance

Human resources professionals who get numerous headaches related to FMLA compliance, these following tips can go along way toward helping meet FMLA compliance.

FMLA extended to same-sex couples

The U.S. Department of Labor on Aug. 9 issued a revised fact sheet to provide guidance on Family and Medical Leave Act protections for same-sex couples. Read more…

A Simple Solution for Intermittent Leave and FMLA

Even after a decade after it’s implementation, FMLA is still somewhat blurry as to what the best solution is for intermittent leave. Here’s a simple solution for a common problem.

Meeting the Challenge of Compliance and Cost

Effective FMLA management and early intervention can help save money and increase productivity from future disability claim activity. Register for our complimentary webinar!

New Interpretation by DOL Expands FMLA Rights for Employees with Adult Children with Disabilities

More employees are likely to be able to utilize the FMLA to care for their adult children with disabilities.

New FMLA Forms

Final regulations to military family leave, eligibility and other FMLA issues

Labor Department Releases New FMLA Model Forms and Notice Poster

View the updated forms on the new FMLA model and download the DOL notice poster here.