While many Americans are preparing for summer vacations, many are likely not. According to a new survey from Glassdoor, the average U.S. employee (of those who receive vacation/paid time off) has only taken about half (54%) of his or her eligible vacation time/paid time off in the past 12 months. This is relatively consistent with […]
Category: Leave Management, Policy, and Compliance
Managing employee leave is one of HR’s most annoying (and thankless) tasks. First of all, there’s the federal FMLA, which is notoriously difficult to manage, and commonly gamed by employees. Stack on top of that state leave laws that usually conflict with the plus various pregnancy and disability laws. And then there’s the plethora of other types of leave like bereavement, jury duty, and military leave, each of which has its own quirks and challenges. This topic explores this in depth.
Most employers in Chicago and Cook County will be required to offer paid sick leave beginning July 1. The city of Chicago passed a sick leave ordinance last summer, and Cook County (where Chicago is located) passed a nearly identical law in October. The ordinances apply to all businesses that are located in the city […]
In a recent opinion, the 4th Circuit held that an employee failed to show that his former employer’s stated reason for discharging him was a pretext, or excuse, for retaliation based on his use of leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
An employer has been ordered to pay more than $118,000 after revoking an employee’s promotion after it learned that she was pregnant and would need leave during its busy season.
Question: We have an employee who requested FMLA paperwork because of her migraines. Unfortunately, she is ineligible because her location is outside of the 75-mile radius of 50 employees or more. She is requesting special accommodations to miss work when she has a severe migraine. However, she is a kitchen designer and most of the […]
Here we present a leave-related workplace scenario—inspired by an actual court case—that’s intended to help HR professionals better understand an employer’s responsibilities under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). In this scenario, an employer mistakenly violates its own internal policy of not laying off employees while they are on leave and eliminates the position […]
President Trump’s latest budget proposal calls for 6 weeks’ paid leave for new parents. And while the employee wage replacement that comes with the leave would be paid out by states, experts say states will have to draw at least some of the funding from businesses.
Employee burnout is becoming all too common these days. According to a new CareerBuilder survey, three in five workers (61%) say they are burned out in their current job, and 31% report high or extremely high levels of stress at work, yet a third of all workers (33%) have not taken or do not plan […]
An employee who was reassigned to a new position after taking medical leave and then quickly laid off was not the victim of an “elaborate sham,” as he alleged, a federal appeals court has determined.
School is almost over and that means pretty soon your employees will start taking their vacations. However, American’s are taking less vacation than ever.