Tag Archives: FMLA

Should We Continue Health Insurance When an Employee is on Leave?

by Derek Ross Recently, we have been receiving many questions about health insurance continuation for employees who are out on a leave of absence. For example, you might have an employee that was injured at work and is out on … Continue reading

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FMLA: What to Know BEFORE it Happens

by Nancy Owen, PHR The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law that provides eligible employees of covered employers with unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons. Eligible employees may take up to 12 or 26 … Continue reading

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PTO: Is it Best to Combine Vacation and Sick Time?

by Nancy Owen, PHR How does your company pay for employee time off? Vacation time? Sick leave? Or does it combine both into Paid Time Off (PTO) days? Many employers simply do what they’ve always done and have never thought … Continue reading

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Attendance Policies – There is More to Them than Meets the Eye

by Nancy Owen, PHR Many organizations have debated about attendance policies over the years. Is it better to have a traditional attendance policy, a no-fault attendance policy, or no attendance policy at all? For that matter, should attendance be treated … Continue reading

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Outsourcing Human Resources: What Is It and Why Should You Do It?

by Renee Mielnicki, Esquire More and more companies are moving to outsource their Human Resources needs. If you haven’t done it yet, you have probably either discussed it internally with your staff or you are thinking about it. If you’re … Continue reading

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Hot Off the Presses: FMLA Guide for Employers!

by Laura Pokrzywa The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was drafted with the best of intentions: to help workers balance the demands of the workplace with the needs of their families and their own health. However, like so many … Continue reading

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Training is One Expense You Cannot Afford to Do Without

by Nancy Owen, PHR Are you training your employees? Sometimes companies assume that, because they have hired someone with the required experience and skill set, their new employee will not need any training. Instead, they assume that a new employee … Continue reading

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HUT, HUT . . . TAKE A HIKE!

by Renee Mielnicki, Esq.    Even though I’m really not a football fan, I sure enjoy the employment law lessons that the sport continues to teach us. In October of 2015, the University of Southern California (USC) fired Steve Sarkisian, its … Continue reading

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Revised FMLA forms have been released.

If you administer Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leaves for your company, you are probably all too familiar with the many forms involved. This past March we acknowledged that the forms provided by the Department of Labor (DOL) had … Continue reading

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Vacation vs. PTO: Which plan is right for your organization?

By Laura Pokrzywa As the temperatures rise, so do the number of requests for vacation or personal days. If you are finding yourself a bit overwhelmed trying to manage your vacation policy, now might be a good time to consider … Continue reading

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