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 […]
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2017 is a year of uncertainty for the HR sector. Absence and disability management professionals are no different. A new president and Congress are sure to institute laws and regulations that make changes great and small. At the same time, states and localities continue to make their own legal and regulatory changes, especially around paid leave.
American Express (AmEx) made national headlines last month when it announced it would soon offer employees 20 weeks of paid leave for the birth, surrogacy, adoption, or legal guardianship of a new child.
by H. Juanita M. Beecher Contractors entering into federal contracts on or after January 1, 2017, must comply with the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) new regulations requiring them to provide workers 56 hours of paid sick leave a year.
Do you anticipate that your city or state will soon have a paid leave law for employers? Has your city, county or state recently passed such legislation and you are trying to figure out what steps you should take to ensure compliance? If so, Susan Fentin has some guidance for you on how you can […]
Many of the country’s largest employers do not offer paid parental leave, according to a report from PL+US.
As more and more states and cities adapt paid sick leave laws or ordinances, employers that operate in multiple states will increasingly find themselves with a section of their workforce covered by such laws. Might it be easier and simpler for such employers to adopt a global policy, extending paid leave to all of its […]
President-elect Donald Trump has proposed 6 weeks of paid leave for new mothers. New fathers, same-sex female partners, adoptive parents, and foster parents, however, would not receive any paid time off to care for a new child.
Paid leave programs are gaining momentum, according to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), in part due to grants from its Women’s Bureau.
As covered in the last installment, You have flexibility in choosing a calendar method for your organization to follow in keeping track of employee use of Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave, other than military caregiver leave. This article will cover how to calculate leave entitlement.