What Are Mandatory Benefits?

What Are Mandatory Benefits?

  There are some compensation and benefits that are mandatory. Such benefits are mandatory or statutory benefits. These are employment benefits that, by law, employers must provide. The purpose of the required benefits is to protect and provide for employees. Mandatory benefits help employees and their families through medical care and retirement income. They also […]
Maternity and Paternity Leave for Small Business

Maternity and Paternity Leave for Small Business

  Are Maternity and Paternity Leave covered under the Family Medical Leave Act? While the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) allows some eligible employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid maternity leave, only about 60% of all those employed workers are eligible during a 12-month period.  Under the law, employees can utilize FMLA […]

Recent Court Rulings Raise Questions about FMLA

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) clearly states that when an employer knows that a worker taking leave qualifies for FMLA, it must designate the worker’s absence as FMLA leave. Despite this requirement, some employers let employees choose whether to designate their leave as FMLA leave. Two recent court cases have highlighted why this […]