Employer groups are closely watching a bill that provides federal employees with four weeks’ paid “bonding leave” when they become new parents. The bill got approved by the U.S. House and now heads to the Senate.
The 14th largest private company in the U.S. announced Nov. 7 that it now offers six weeks of paid parental leave to most of its 28,000 employees following the birth or adoption of a child. Pilot Flying J’s “gender-neutral” leave benefit is available to all new parents working at its rest stops, retail locations and […]
2022 is just around the corner. That means you’re planning for your health, fringe and leave benefits for the new year. The pandemic has made this challenging. And the Biden administration’s policy changes are making it even more confusing. Why? There are a number of proposed reforms that would affect health and leave programs. And […]
Whether to save money or administrative headaches, many employers make these all-to-common HR mistakes that can cost them big time.
Workers cost private employers an average of $27.88 per hour worked in total compensation. How much of that goes toward benefits?
To keep up with employee absence regs and DOL guidelines, employers need to put in place a robust management program – to define, measure and benchmark absence – to help avoid a lawsuit.
Coronavirus compliance: 4 areas employers need to check ASAP
Updating paid sick leave policies for employers in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
Sometimes, no matter how generous you are with leave benefits, some employees still won’t be satisfied. The good news: You can beat them in court.
Is paid parental leave right for your company?
As 2020 winds down, so do the protections offered by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The law, which was designed to provide employees with both paid sick leave and emergency family and medical leave, is set to expire on Dec. 31 if the Senate doesn’t extend it. Waiting on the Senate The expiration […]
Due to so many summer camp closures, employees may be eligible to take paid leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), according to the DOL. In a June 26 field assistance bulletin, the DOL said an employee is entitled to paid leave when they’re unable to work due to their child’s place of […]
Working parents – whether you’re a father, mother or a non-binary parent – have faced more challenges in the last two years. Yet, much of the world focuses on mothers and birth parents as the primary caregivers. That often leads to gender inequality, whether it’s conscious or not. For example, when a child is sick, […]
Judge Paul Oetken of the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York on Monday agreed with New York Attorney General Letitia James that the Department of Labor’s pandemic-related paid sick leave rules were overbroad. James sued the federal government in March over some of the department’s restrictions to paid sick and emergency family leave. […]
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