Today I was advised that an employee told one of his coworkers that he was sorry for working slow on a project; his explanation was that he has a blood clot in his leg and takes blood thinners. We are concerned about his safety and his ability to continue to perform his work. He does […]
Month: June 2016
This article series highlights the requirements for determining Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) eligibility. The last installment focused on the requirements that are used to determine FMLA family care, now we’ll look at determining in loco parentis status.
By Martin J. Regimbal, JD, The Kullman Firm In a recent decision, the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals (which covers Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas) addressed an employee’s claim of retaliation under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The employee alleged a litany of purported adverse actions, but she provided no evidence that the […]
Just getting a talent pool put together might seem like a job well done. But there is more to do. Today, we’ll take a look at what to do next when dealing with high-potential employees (HiPos) and succession planning.
by Saul C. Glazer A new Wisconsin law granting employees leave to donate bone marrow or organs takes effect July 1. It applies to private employers with 50 or more permanent employees as well as to government employers. The new law allows employees to take up to six weeks of leave to donate organs or […]
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC), a federal government agency, is proposing a rule to facilitate mergers of multiemployer pension plans. Mergers are a way some plans can preserve and protect the benefits earned by workers and retirees.
By Caitlin Far, senior communications consultant, Burnham Benefits Insurance Services In part one of this article, we looked at the steps required to build a healthcare education campaign. Now we’ll look at how to distribute it across the organization.
Employers of all types and sizes should take note of a new study released by the Center for WorkLife Law at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. The report, “Caregivers in the Workplace: Family Responsibilities Discrimination Litigation Update 2016,” identifies workplace trends that have led to rapid growth in lawsuits brought by […]
Mindfulness is often viewed as a “touchy-feely” fad. However, a new, comprehensive analysis of mindfulness research suggests it is a valuable management tool that can lift an entire workplace by improving focus, the ability to manage stress, and how well employees work together.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released a report showing that states can improve access to behavioral health services for residents by expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. “Substance use disorders and mental illness are prevalent and serious public health problems in American communities,” the HHS says in a press […]