Authors Cali Ressler and Jody Thompson provide their take on what’s wrong with the American workplace. If you’re one of the working hamsters who runs the daily wheel, you’re probably going to agree with them.
Paid Time Off (PTO)
Intermittent leave has rapidly become the No. 1 headache for HR/Benefits pros everywhere. But adding these measures to your FMLA policy will certainly ease the pain.
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 […]
It can seem like a no-win situation: You work hard to provide the best benefits package your company can possibly afford, and employees still aren’t satisfied.
Under the new Family and Medical Leave Act regulations that take effect this month, you could be required to use six different types of notices — and forms: general, eligibility, rights and responsibilities, and designation, plus two medical forms.
The dirty work’s been done for you. Numerous reports and studies have been scoured, and the best findings have been delivered to you on a silver platter.
Employee handbooks are supposed to protect the company. But thanks to these common mistakes, many policy manuals are a lawsuit waiting to happen.
We’re all aware that generous benefits packages are an effective enticement for potential hires. But are you willing to go as far as these companies to sweeten employee perks?
Everybody’s aware of the disruptive effect of employee absenteeism. But how much does absenteeism really cost?
A new study says four in 10 Americans won’t use up their earned time off this year. Why? Apparently, they’re scared.
In a recent case study detailing what worked and what didn’t, Dan Bengyak, Vice President of Administrative Services at Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh, NY, shares how his company dealt with a vacation time issue: We had an interesting problem on our hands when it came to employees’ vacation time — they had […]
Vacation time isn’t entirely relaxing anymore. A modern employee taking time off from work may still find themselves inundated with emails, calls from their boss or even quick-task requests. Connectivity and technology are the culprits behind this “always on” culture. It can be damaging. If employees never get the chance to truly disconnect and recharge, […]
Does your company offer employees paid sick leave or a paid time off bank? If not, you may be forced to in the near future.
A dangerous trend for employers is appearing in FMLA lawsuits.
Work this one out with your Payroll people: How would you compensate employees with property — in this case, a cemetery plot?
The coronavirus pandemic has affected nearly every aspect of business. And as the summer months pass, another issue is being brought to light: Employees aren’t using their vacation time. Because of COVID-19 and the risks involved with traveling – and also worries about job security – many employees are rescheduling or outright cancelling vacation plans. […]
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