Tag: paid leave

Do You Offer Paid Family Leave?

Yesterday’s Advisor took a look at how the slew of sick leave laws have left a new trend in their wake: paid family leave. Today we’ll look at the Department of Labor’s (DOL) plan to research this type of leave.

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‘Paw-ternity’ Leave: The Next Trend in Employee Benefits?

Employers everywhere are looking for new ways to attract and retain talent. While companies like Facebook and Apple® are offering to freeze its female employees’ eggs as a way to recruit more diverse talent, other companies are jumping on the crazy train and offering even weirder workplace perks. According to the Mirror, a new trend […]

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2016 SHRM Conference Hot Topics

The Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) will be holding the largest HR conference in North America next week. SHRM 2016 Annual Conference & Exposition in D.C. will be covering the hottest HR topics of 2016. BLR is on top of these topics in publications like the one you receive daily. We’ve taken a look […]

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Make sure you’re not singing the ‘Summertime Blues’

by Teresa Shulda Summer will be here soon, and we’ll be car-dancing to the latest “summer jam.” During my time, the top summer hits were by music greats Madonna and Def Leppard. Whatever your favorite summer tunes are, it’s important to remember that summer brings lots of opportunities for employment law jams—and they aren’t the […]

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Ebola Outbreak Raises Questions for Employers

As a result of the attention surrounding the ongoing Ebola outbreak, many employers are wondering how to handle situations involving communicable disease. Not much medical testing of employees is allowed. If however, a pandemic is widespread and is a direct threat, public health authorities say employers can monitor closely for symptoms and illness. Employers can […]

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Danger Zone—Deductions from Salaried Employees’ Pay

Generally, payment on a salaried basis means that employees receive a predetermined amount of pay that can’t be reduced due to variations in the quality or quantity of their work. Employees must be paid their full salary for any week in which they: bzc cb Perform any work, regardless of the number of hours or […]

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PPACA Terms of Art You Need to Know to Comply

Employer shared responsibility or “play or pay” provisions (aka 4980H) of the ACA are effective January 1, 2014; however, no penalties will be assessed until 2015. Nevertheless, says Gillihan, your planning must be ongoing now if you plan to use a 12-month measurement period—that period has already started. Gillihan is counsel in the Atlanta office […]

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When the Weather Gets Frightful Don’t Be Snowed Under by FLSA Rules

By Shlomo D. Katz This time of year, when snow and ice pose challenges in many parts of the country, many employers wonder about the rules for paying employees in the event they must close the office due to bad weather and unsafe road conditions. Below we provide answers to some frequently asked questions. The […]

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Conn. Assembly Mandates Paid Sick Leave

Connecticut legislators approved a bill that will require most employers in the service sector to provide paid sick days to their workers, continuing a trend of states creating more paid sick leave rights for workers. The bill passed on a 76-65 vote after a long debate in the state House of Representatives on June 3 […]

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