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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With the rise of opioid and other drug addiction in the US today, employers have to wonder – is it possible one of my employees is dealing with addiction? In the first article of a three-part series, Littler shareholders Dale L. Deitchler and Jeffery E. Dilger, discuss how an employer should approach an employee who […]
Recently, the New Hampshire House of Representatives passed (by a narrow five-vote margin) House Bill 628, which would create a voluntary family and medical leave insurance (FMLI) program.
This article series addresses some of the most confusing real world problems surrounding the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). In the last installment, we discussed situations in which employees have job restoration rights upon returning from leave. In this article, we’ll look employees who do not have job restoration rights once they return from […]
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 […]
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 […]
This article series highlights the requirements for determining Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) eligibility. The last installment focused on determining in loco parentis. Now we’ll look at what to do when your state leave law differs from the federal FMLA law.