Category: Leave Policy/Compliance

The Americans with Disabilities Act protects qualified disabled employees from discrimination. HR Daily Advisor gives you the background you need on who’s covered, what constitutes a “reasonable accommodation”, issues involving health insurance and medical leave, tax incentives for employers, and more.

Finally – Relief for ‘HR’s Number 1 Headache’ … The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

HR professionals have long wondered how to make the mandates of FMLA work in their businesses. A solid briefing can help. On October 17, we’ll deliver one. Yesterday’s Daily Advisor reported on the upsurge in family responsibilities discrimination (FRD) lawsuits. According to those tracking the actions, the number of suits filed for adverse job actions […]

Understanding USERRA: More of What You Need to Know (Part 2 of 2)

With few exceptions, USERRA and related—and even more aggressive—state laws guarantee benefits and reemployment of employees on military leave. We started our briefing yesterday. Here’s the rest of it, and a reference that really explains it. Yesterday’s Daily Advisor laid out the broad requirements of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA.) We […]

USERRA: What You Need to Know (Part 1 of 2)

When U.S. troops return from Iraq and other battlegrounds, USERRA guarantees their reemployment and benefits. Here’s what you need to know about this Act. Next week brings September and with it an expected major report on the war in Iraq by the commanding general of U.S. armed forces there. Many leaders have said this report […]

A Way to Keep Up with Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Changes

FMLA, already a complex law, may soon get more so. Here’s a program that explains the law now and is designed to keep you informed about how it may differ in the future. As yesterday’s Advisor story on the burgeoning “father-friendly workplace” movement illustrated, the pressure on business to allow employees greater work/life balance is […]

A Father’s Day Question: Do Workplaces Need to Be More Father-Friendly?

Fatherhood advocates maintain that widening work/life balance programs to address more of fathers’ needs has payback for both families and employers. This Sunday is Father’s Day. It’s a time when the nation celebrates the contribution that fathers make to the future through the way they raise their children. That contribution is enormous, says the National […]

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Abuse: 7 Ways to Fight It

Employers actually do have rights to protect themselves from abuse under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Here’s a list. Since December, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) has been under review, with employers and labor leaders differing on just what changes should be made. They have generally agreed on one point, however: […]

The Sabbatical: Take a Year Off … With Pay!

Companies are increasingly recognizing the need for long-term workers to take a sabbatical, both to re-energize and to recommit to their jobs. Feeling a little burned out today? We have a suggestion. Ask your boss for a year off …. with pay. It’s not as far-fetched as it sounds. A few years back, a story […]

A Tool to Keep Line Managers in Line with HR

How do you make line managers follow proper HR procedure when their heads are into everything but? Check out this answer. Yesterday’s Daily Advisor offered a checklist to be sure your policy on leave meets the complex standards of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). As FMLA changes, as it likely will during the […]