Tag: leave of absence

Employees Purring over ‘Pawternity Leave’ and Other Pet-Supportive Benefits

As the next generation of professionals enters the workplace and the job market tightens, employers are rolling out new benefits and finding more creative ways to attract and retain employees. Things like “pawternity leave” are gaining traction. Implementing new pet-supportive benefits in this uncharted territory requires careful consideration.


Why Employees Are Quitting

When turnover rates start increasing, the question on every HR professional’s mind is: Why? Why are employees quitting more now than before? And what can be done about it?

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7th Circuit: The ADA is Not the New FMLA

In a recent decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit—which covers Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin—ruled that granting an employee additional leave beyond what he’s entitled to under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is not a “reasonable accommodation” under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).


Sexual Harassment: No Surprises in Harvey Weinstein Affair

The public is currently fixated on our business, sexual harassment in employment. Taking center stage is Harvey Weinstein, whose case is straightforward quid pro quo sexual harassment—a powerful employer expecting sex from women he promises to promote. Is that news in the film industry? Hardly.


Ask the Expert: Deeming Employee ‘Ineligible’ for Leave Isn’t Always Simple

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 […]


California Court Confirms Employers Not Required to Provide Employees Indefinite Leaves of Absence

In a recent case, an employee suffered a stroke at work. Even after a 14-month leave of absence, her doctors could not state with certainty when she would be able to return to work. In that situation, it was clear her employer did not discriminate against her based on her disability when it terminated her […]