Tag: Paid Family Leave

Push for paid family leave gets boost from Washington, D.C., proposal

A bill under consideration in the Washington, D.C., City Council would give most workers in the city the most generous paid family leave allowance in the country. The bill, introduced October 5, comes amid a push by President Barack Obama and Labor Secretary Thomas Perez to encourage states and cities to adopt paid leave laws. […]

Fewer Companies Offer Paid Family Leave, Trend Points to PTO Plans

Federal law does not require leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act to be paid, but one in five companies today offer paid family leave — down from one in four companies that reportedly offered it from 2010 to 2012, according to research from the Society for Human Resource Management. Instead, SHRM reports, there […]

Push for Parental Leave Grows Due to More Family-friendly Workplaces

A trending workplace issue — paid leave for parents of newborns — could soon become a legal mandate for employers. This article summarizes activity at the state level, what’s going on at the federal level, and what employers should do as they observe the debate over parental leave. Parental Leave Is Critical, More Studies Say A growing […]

4 Pitfalls of Improper FMLA/CFRA Tracking

It is generally in your best interest to capture all absences that are Family and Medical Leave (FMLA)‐related, says consultant Kristi McKinzey, PHR. She offers four common hazards employers face when they don’t track all absences.

What Unions Aren’t Allowed To Do

Yesterday, we looked at some of the rights employees have under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). Today, some of the things unions are not allowed to do – plus a convenient resource that will ensure you’re always up to date on the various state and federal posting requirements, with a minimum of effort on […]

Key Exceptions to the Rule of Consistency in HR

Yesterday, we discussed the role of consistency in fighting off discrimination lawsuits. Today, when you might want to appear inconsistent – and an introduction to a key recordkeeping resource that will help you put some of your most important legal obligations on autopilot.