The Most Important Federal Laws That Protect Employees

Several laws mandate clean, safe, and positive work environments for the protection of the average American employee: The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), and the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). These laws all work in tandem to provide an opportunity for American citizens to take advantage of benefits, time off to care for …

Written By: Staff Scapes

5 Things You Need to Know About the FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act)

The FMLA can be a complicated regulation for employers to decode. If you have tried to sort through it but still have questions, don’t worry. As a Colorado PEO, StaffScapes has helped dozens of companies navigate successfully through FMLA issues.

Written By: Jim Thibodeau

Family Medical Leave Act Rule Update

FMLA Overview   The Family Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) is a federal labor law that is defined by the US Department of Labor (DOL) and administered by the Wage and Hour Division. The law is intended to create a work/life balance for employees. As a result, the FMLA requires companies with fifty or more employees to provide workers …

Written By: Jim Thibodeau

Update to Required FMLA Poster

A revised Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) poster, reflecting the recently published final rule, is now available for viewing and downloading. Every employer covered by the FMLA is required to post and keep posted on its premises, in conspicuous places where employees are employed, a notice explaining the Act’s provisions. The revision to the FMLA and the new poster becomes effective …

Written By: Jake Stratton

New FMLA law

Amended FMLA effective 1/28/08 On January 28, 2008 President Bush amended the Family Medical Leave Act of 1993(FMLA) to permit a “spouse, son, daughter, parent, or next of kin” to take up to 26 workweeks of leave to care for a “member of the Armed Forces, including a member of the National Guard or Reserves, who is undergoing medical treatment, …

Written By: StaffScapes

Paid FMLA Leave

Senator Chris Dodd (Democrat-CT) plans to ammend the Family and Medical Leave Act to provide six weeks of paid leave. “Washington- Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT), author of the landmark Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which has enable approximately 50 million Americans take leave from their jobs for the birth or adoption of a child, and in order to care …

Written By: Jim Thibodeau