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Build Your Team and Increase Engagement with Gamification

By Karen Hsu

Are you looking to boost employee engagement at your workplace? Lack of engagement is a big problem in the modern workforce, but gamification can help trainers and HR professionals find the data they need and increase engagement. For some helpful tips, we present an article by Karen Hsu, vice president of marketing at Badgeville, on how gamification can make HR a more data-driven organization.

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Clearing up the confusion on CFRA regs (Infographic)

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The final California Family Rights Act (CFRA) regulations, which took effect on July 1, bring California rules into closer alignment with FMLA regulations. While the changes mean fewer differences between state and federal regulations, some significant differences remain.

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Managing Medical Certifications Under the FMLA: How to Request Certification

This article series will cover managing medical certifications under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). In the last section we covered the basics of medical certification, here we’ll go over the steps involved in requesting certification.

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Indefinite Intermittent Leave Not A ‘Reasonable’ Accommodation, Says U.S. Appeals Court

By Kate McGovern Tornone, Editor

An employer does not have to provide indefinite intermittent leave to an employee as a reasonable accommodation, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals—which covers Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee—has ruled.

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Ask the Expert: Can We Terminate an Employee on Short-Term Disability?

We have an employee that was in a minor car accident last month and has used up all of her paid time off (PTO). She is working on the paperwork for short-term disability (STD) as she has filled her elimination period. She will not show the employer the application. Is she obligated to if the coverage is non-contributory?

Do we have to keep her employed? Is this an FMLA issue?

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Illinois Court Dumps Nursing Mother’s Breastfeeding Claims

By Kelly Smith-Haley, JD, Fox, Swibel, Levin & Carroll, LLP

A recent case from a federal court judge in Chicago provides a useful overview of certain statutes that rarely make headlines but nevertheless set the bar for nursing mothers. So dust off the breast pump, spruce up the office lactation room, and settle in for a refresher on Illinois employers’ obligations to nursing mothers.

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So Much Depends on Employee Engagement

Yesterday we heard from Gallup concerning employee engagement and from a recent book by Jim Harter, PhD, titled First, Break All the Rules. Today, we present how to use your strengths to translate engagement into success.

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Engagement Is Key to Success of Wellness Education Programs

Even the most robust wellness programs are not likely to change employee behavior unless employees are engaged in the process. That’s why savvy companies make engagement a top priority when it comes to educating their employees about wellness.

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Effective Wellness Programs Combat Worker Burnout

Seventy percent of U.S. office workers and managers report working more than 40 hours a week, and the majority consider the office the most productive place to get work done. But employers need to take action to ensure it remains an inspiring, motivating environment. This, according to the second annual Workplace Index conducted by Staples Business Advantage, the business-to-business division of Staples, Inc.

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More Than Health Insurance: A Holistic Approach to Corporate Wellness

By Dan Colgan, CEO of Rock Paper Team

In this day and age, more emphasis is placed on health and wellness than ever before. The rise of “athleisure” fashion trends, the popularity of FitBits, and the abundance of cleanse diets these days have everyone counting steps and calories.

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