Tag: sick leave

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When Dealing With Sick Leave, It’s a Whole New World

The COVID-19 pandemic has had two key impacts on the American workplace: First, there is a very real risk of employees getting sick and spreading an infectious, debilitating, and potentially deadly disease to their coworkers. Second, huge numbers of Americans are now working remotely.

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5 Employment Policies to Draft or Redraft with Coronavirus Hindsight

If you’re like most businesses, you’re eager to reopen or return to “normal” operations as soon as possible. But before you reopen your offices and businesses—and perhaps while you have some extra time on your hands—it’s a good idea to dust off and update your employment policies to account for the new coronavirus world we […]

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Bringing Them Back: Onboarding After COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has turned everyday life upside down. Millions of Americans are now working from home. And while the current pandemic will certainly end, the transition back to “normal” life is likely to be gradual, with many predicting that the “normal” we once knew is a thing of the past and that the workplace […]

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Ask the Expert: Small Employers and the FFCRA

Q. Our total workforce is made up of 26 employees, and we do not have a Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) policy in place. Under the recently approved Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), do we need to adopt a full FMLA policy, or can we simply comply with the income protection features of […]

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Employers Brace for Paid Leave Brought on By Coronavirus

Just as employers were taking a look at a bill in Congress aimed at providing paid leave for employees affected by the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, the House-passed legislation took on changes in the Senate. As of early March 17, no Senate vote had been scheduled.

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Trends in States Mandating Sick Leave Policies

Paid maternity and family leave has been championed as the next big leap for the U.S.’s workforce, but it’s not the only place we should seek progress. Shockingly, one out of every four employees in the U.S. doesn’t have paid sick leave—a fact that reveals problems that are not being adequately addressed. Taking a sick […]

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Forged Doctor’s Note Triggers FMLA Fraud Investigation

Recently, a Justice Department official offered this sage advice: “If you’re going to defraud the government with a doctor’s note, make sure to spell the name right.” This was exactly the case for one Colorado U.S. Postal worker, who decided to defraud the government for 2 years—claiming she was suffering from cancer.