It’s an easy task to overlook. But keeping your employee manual up to date is crucial in today’s ever-shifting maze of workplace rules and regs.
For whatever reason, not all employees who are offered FMLA leave decide to use it. But can companies get in trouble when those employees are disciplined for excessive absences?
A new bill would require most employers to give workers at least one week of paid vacation every year.
Can’t say the feds aren’t trying to keep employees informed. Two new sets of guidance have been recently released — on on employees’ rights under FMLA and another on how the Americans with Disabilities Act applies to those suffering from HIV/AIDS.
A recent study by the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that about 40% of the U.S. workforce, or more than 55 million people, don’t get any paid time off. That could change if a new bill before both houses of Congress is eventually passed.
The National Football League’s recent problems with domestic violence have brought a lot of attention to the subject, and some legislators are taking advantage – pushing for more employee protections and adding to companies’ administrative burdens.
Employers finally have federal guidance regarding the paid-leave tax credit created under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), but that guidance is likely to fall short of what many firms were expecting.
Washington, D.C. has just passed a law requiring most companies to give employees paid time off for illness. Other states, as well as the feds, are considering similar bills.
Loads of companies have long-standing policies that require employees to submit a doctor’s note explaining the medical condition that caused them to miss several consecutive work days. Now a judge says that’s a violation of the Americans With Disabilities Act.
Chances are you’ve heard of some lawsuits that were pretty “out there,” but you probably haven’t heard of one quite like this.
You may have heard: The feds are interested in expanding employee protections, and the availability of sick leave and medical leave — especially paid varieties. But many of their proposals have been met with backlash. But this latest proposal offers more in an attempt to gain employer support.
It’s the age-old story: Your company follows proper procedure in dealing with a problem employee. Then a manager opens his mouth and — poof! — the organization’s in serious legal trouble.
A surprising new study revealed just how strongly people feel about mandating employers to provide paid sick leave – and how far they’d go to get a politician in office who’d support the idea.
The move to institute paid sick and maternity/paternity leave in the United States got a boost from the election of Barack Obama and a slap from the economy. So where’s the movement headed?
Upper management is rarely willing to sink money into wellness ideas that are based on conclusions drawn from a single survey or two, and for good reason. But it’s hard to ignore this data that shows a whopping return on investment (ROI) for wellness initiatives.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission wants to make sure you don’t violate the law when it comes to employees who become victims of domestic violence, stalking and sexual assault.
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