Viewing posts from: December 2008

Department of Labor’s Final Rule on Family and Medical Leave

Posted December 2, 2008 by admin

Department of Labor’s Final Rule on Family and Medical Leave

Phelps Dunbar LLP

Highlights of the New FMLA Regulatory Changes

Military Family Leave: On January 28, 2008, President Bush signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act (“NDAA”) of 2008. Section 585(a) of the NDAA amended the FMLA to provide two new leave entitlements relating to military duty, service and leave necessitated by such duty/service:

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Massachusetts Issues Final Guidance on Minimum Creditable Coverage

Posted December 1, 2008 by admin

Massachusetts Issues Final Guidance on Minimum Creditable Coverage

Patrick C. Haynes, Jr., Esq., LL.M.

On Friday, October 17, 2008, the Massachusetts Connector released final regulations regarding minimum creditable coverage (MCC) requirements under the Massachusetts health care reform law. These requirements are effective January 1, 2009.

Should an employer’s health/Rx plan not satisfy the MCC requirements for Mass. Residents enrolled in the plan, those participants (employees and retirees) may be subject to tax penalties ranging from $295 to as much as $902. (more…)