Tag: Armed Forces

National Military Appreciation Month: Are You Overlooking This Diverse Talent Pool?

Some may view Memorial Day as the official start to summer, but this holiday also happens to be part of National Military Appreciation Month (NMAM). NMAM honors the current and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces, including those who have died in the pursuit of freedom. While this occasion is meant to honor our […]

Retaining Military Veterans: The Next Battle for Employers

The unemployment rate for military veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces at any time since September 2001 has been trending downward in recent years. As of April 2017, it stands at 3.9 percent—the lowest rate since the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began keeping statistics on the population as a […]

FMLA: DOL Throws Surprise Birthday Party—Final Regs Issued

Just what we were hoping for—more complicated regulations. The Final Rule, says Schoenfeld, which addresses family military leave and airline flight crew rules, will change the way in which covered employers administer family leave for servicemember caregivers and employees with family members in the military. Schoenfeld is a Senior Legal Editor on BLR’s human resources […]

Consider the Big Picture Before Terminating Pregnant Employees

An employee takes pregnancy-related medical leave. While she’s out, you discover that she falsified certain time sheets and billing records. On the day she’s set to return from leave, you instead tell her that she’s being terminated. The employee sues for pregnancy discrimination. Should you be worried? You should think long and hard before terminating […]