With all that’s going on in Washington, D.C., it’s easy for issues to get lost in the noise and clutter, but paid family leave is managing to remain a topic of conversation.
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On January 12, 2018, following nearly a year of speculation in the wake of Governor Larry Hogan’s veto of the paid sick leave bill passed by the Maryland General Assembly near the close of last year’s legislative session, the General Assembly and the Senate have overridden the governor’s veto. The Maryland Healthy Working Families Act […]
As the idea to make paid family leave mandatory continues to gain attention, employers may be wondering what various paid leave proposals might mean for their businesses. A June 20 meeting between first daughter and presidential adviser Ivanka Trump and a handful of senators doesn’t draw a clear picture of what may be in store, […]
In part one of this article, I addressed the benefits of offering paid vacation to your employees. While offering vacation isn’t required under federal law—once an employer has made the decision to offer vacation time—local state laws and court decisions can come into play. State laws addressing vacation typically fall into three categories—those that prohibit […]
Most Americans support the idea of paid family and medical leave, especially if the compensation comes from employers, according to a new study from the Pew Research Study.
As the push for paid leave gains momentum, employers are facing a growing patchwork of state and local laws. And they’re struggling with implementation and compliance, according to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
Question: Can an employer designate time that an employee is on workers’ compensation as Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave, even if the employee does not want us to?
The landscape of employee leaves continues to grow in scope, complexity, and unpredictability. The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and other federal statutes have been joined by state, counties, and city leave laws. At the same time, more large employers look at paid leave as an important recruitment and […]
A while back, HRSBT reported on a new benefits trend involving paid leave to care for your adopted pet. It looks like this trend is catching like wildfire because a brewery in Ohio is now offering this work perk as well.
Question: We have many offices throughout the United States. Several states offer short-term disability (STD) programs for maternity leave after the birth of the child. Some do not. If we were to offer a company paid equivalent in the states which do not offer a STD for this time period, would it be a discriminatory […]