Don't HR Alone #58 - Holidays, HSAs, And Pregnancy

November 10, 2017

 

 

 

Don't HR Alone #58 - Holidays, HSAs, And Pregnancy

 

 

With the holidays coming up, I thought we could first briefly discuss whether holidays count towards the time used against the FMLA leave entitlement.
 

Well, it depends on the type of FMLA leave the employee is taking. FMLA leave may be taken in periods of whole weeks, single days, hours, and in some rare cases, even less than an hour. When a holiday falls during a week in which an employee is taking the full week of FMLA leave, the entire week is counted as FMLA leave. However, when a holiday falls during a week when an employee is taking less than the full week of FMLA leave, the holiday is not counted as FMLA leave, unless the employee was scheduled and expected to work on the holiday and used FMLA leave for that day.

Our next topic was sent to us from a listener. He asked:

"If an employee turns 65 this month and enrolls in Medicare Part A, can he still receive/contribute funds into an HSA until the end of the year?"

The employee may contribute to his Health Savings Account (HSA) only while he meets all four eligibility criteria: