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Is a pandemic a natural disaster and how would it affect HR?

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Is a pandemic a natural disaster and how do they affect human resources? The New Yorker says no they are not the same.....continue

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Required poster – Families First Coronavirus Response Act

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The DOL issued the Families First Coronavirus Act poster this morning. Covered employers must post this notice today in a conspicuous place with its other.....continue

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Coronavirus

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Coronavirus – Jaws or Y2K*? For you the employer, for you the HR Director, for you the person in charge of paid leave and benefits and.....continue

Ten steps for employers to consider during the coronavirus outbreak

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Ten Steps for Employers To Consider During the Coronavirus Outbreak Employers are asking what measures should be implemented in response to the Coronavirus – COVID-19.....continue

OH: What your workplace can do right now to prepare for COVID-19

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What Your Workplace Can Do Right Now to Prepare for COVID-19 As the Ohio Department of Health begins testing for coronavirus, employers.....continue

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The impact of Super Bowl(ing) Part Deux

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The Super Bowl Shouldn’t Be A Super Headache For Employers Now that we know that the Kansas City Chiefs will be playing the San Francisco.....continue

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The workplace flu, vaccinations and telling employees to stay home

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Combating The Flu: Retail Sector Employers Among Most Prone To Workplace Disruptions In most workplaces across the country, a perfect attendance record will be met.....continue

Reasons for FMLA leave

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Twelve weeks of leave Eligible employees are entitled to take 12 weeks of FMLA under the following circumstances: ..continue

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FMLA, perfect attendance and getting sued (and losing)

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Perfect Attendance Program Violated the FMLA The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit found that a company’s perfect attendance program, which excused paid.....continue

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IL Artificial hiring, salary history, required training, etc.

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Illinois's new employment law landscape A series of bill signings by Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker have enacted sweeping changes to the landscape of employment law.....continue

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NY Additional workplace protections for victims of domestic violence

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New York Expands Workplace Protections For Domestic Violence Victims Governor Andrew Cuomo just signed into effect an amendment to New York law expanding the protections.....continue

FMLA – employer coverage and employee eligibility

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Employers covered The following employers are covered by the FMLA:  employers that employ 50.....continue

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Look past the laws (pudding) and understand the regs (Oreo)

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Buckle Your Seat Belts- Administrative Abound Changes Administrative agencies at both the federal and state level have announced a number of important changes for.....continue

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NY 11 employment laws you missed if you blinked (not 10)

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As 2019 wears on, New York has continued to churn out new employment laws and regulations that appear to be pro-employee. From the latest state.....continue

Key FMLA definitions

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Coverage for employers As with other employment-related statutes, the FMLA applies only to certain employers. Under the FMLA, an "employer" is: .....continue

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Nursing mothers, employers and the DOL – discuss

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In a surprise announcement, the U.S. Department of Labor introduced Linda Richman and Liz Rosenberg (pictured) as hosts of the Supporting Nursing.....continue

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Make your workplace a SUE-free zone

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Ten ways employers get themselves sued (Part One) Take care of yourself! In medicine, sometimes the practices that get people in trouble are pretty simple......continue

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SC Not really married, not really benefits, not really leave

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You May No Longer Be Married in South Carolina The Supreme Court of South Carolina recently issued an Opinion prospectively abolishing Common Law Marriage in.....continue

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SC Common law marriage is no more – this affects the workplace how?

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South Carolina Abolishes Common Law Marriage:  The Impact on Workplace Law The South Carolina Supreme Court just ruled that the state will no longer recognize.....continue

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MN I gotta do what?

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New and Updated Requirements Take Effect for Employers in Minnesota The last few months have brought a number of changes, big and small, to what.....continue

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Workplace leave for fathers who know best

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"Dads in the workplace" quiz! Happy Father's Day weekend! How much do you know about the rights of dads in the workplace? Take our quiz.....continue

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"Moms in the Workplace" quiz!

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"Moms in the Workplace" quiz! And dads get to play, too. After all, we wouldn't be moms without you!   ;-) Happy Mother's Day weekend!.....continue

FMLA - speak clearly and carefully and explicitly

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Be VERY CLEAR In Your Communications About FMLA! I often tell my crazy teenagers that it doesn’t matter what you mean to say – it.....continue

Better parental leave or you better believe parents leave

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It’s Time To Be Creative: Historically Low Unemployment Rates Fuel New Approaches To Parental Leave In October 2018, NPR reported that the U.S. unemployment rate.....continue

Why You Should Care About Employment Law

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Common Pitfalls for Emerging Companies Founders of emerging companies are often first-time employers and find themselves having to wade through the dense patchwork of state.....continue

Employers beware - what you say can and will be used against you

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This blog was written by Darryl McCallum at Shawe Rosenthal, author of our Maryland Human Resources Manual. You can find the original and their ..continue

Holiday stew – ingredients for a happy and non-litigious holiday

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Holiday stew – we all have our own recipe, but the base is almost always the same: booze, mistletoe and a generous pinch of unapproved time.....continue

Election leave – employer's civic duty, migraine, or just wishful thinking (election, leave!)

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This blog was written by Deidra Nguyen at Littler Mendelson, which authors our Model Policies and Forms for Maine Employers. You can find the original.....continue

Disability/pregnancy practices – what not to practice

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This blog was written by Robin Shea at Constangy, which authors our Model Policies and Forms for Georgia Employers and our New Jersey Human.....continue

FMLA leave before being eligible for FMLA leave

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This blog was written by Thomas E. Reddin and Henry J. Thomas at Polsinelli. Polsinelli authors hrsimple resources in Missouri, Kansas and Illinois. You can find the ..continue

No call/no show shows. No what about it.

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No call. No show. Assume they quit. Find a replacement. Move on. Then who shows up but Ms. Nocall Noshow. Now what? Depends on what.....continue

Notice: notices and forms for FMLA that were already expired now updated virtually unchanged

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This blog was written by Fiona Ong at Shawe Rosenthal, author of our Maryland Human Resources Manual. You can find the original blog and.....continue

School-related parental leave does not mean you forge a note from your kid

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This blog was written by Jason Plowman at Polsinelli. Polsinelli authors hrsimple resources in Missouri, Kansas and Illinois. You can find the ..continue

Round up stew: sick leave, harassment, non-compete, etc.

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This blog was written by Shennan Harris at Squire Patton Boggs. Shennan is a co-author of our Wages and Hours – An.....continue

PTO on the house!

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Traditionally, most companies have offered a paid leave package to employees that differentiates between vacation, personal and sick days. However, combining all categories into a.....continue

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No FMLA for pet's death

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This blog was written by Fiona Ong at Shawe Rosenthal, our author of the Maryland Human Resources Manual. You can find the original blog.....continue

FMLA definitions

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This blog is an excerpt from our book An Employer's Guide to FMLA and ADA, authored by Nancy Van der Veer Holt at Ford Harrison LLP. For.....continue

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FMLA - "leave" as in "leave the employee alone"

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FMLA contains "leave", as in "the employee isn't at work" but also as in "leave the employee alone or else". See what the boundaries are.....continue

Paternity leave

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What is paternity leave? Sometimes referred to as “family leave” or “parental leave”, paternity leave is an excused absence from work to care for and.....continue

Paid family leave: a growing trend

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Legally mandated family leave policies have a relatively short history in the United States, and a requirement that the leave be paid is even shorter......continue

Leave Management

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PFL/ADA/FMLA/Workers’ Compensation/NYS Short-term disability – managing an employee’s leave status while out sick, injured or caring for a family member is a challenge for businesses.....continue

Is Your Business Ready to Deal with Coronavirus?

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About the Program There currently is no vaccine to prevent Coronavirus. Despite preventive measures by governments and health organizations, the disease is continuing to.....continue

The Wild West of HR: Wrangling Your Workplace Issues

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Howdy, Partners! As the perils of the wild west of human resources and employment law continue to grow, staying up to speed and preparing for.....continue

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Alphabet Soup: ADA, FMLA, WC and more

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SkarlatosZonarich is partnering with Harristown Enterprises to host a complimentary breakfast series, relating to the following hot Employment Law topics:  Ban the Box: Preparing.....continue

NY Paid family leave update

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We welcome representatives from the Workers’ Compensation Board for a Q&A on what we’ve learned from almost two years of paid family leave. We’ll discuss.....continue

HR for Safety Professionals: What Every Safety Professional Must Know about Employment Law and HR

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Effective safety management is intertwined with “HR” issues. The safety professional works with HR on job descriptions, employee safety orientation and training, supervisor development, safety-related.....continue

2019 Employment Law Series: What Employers Need to Know About Revised ADA and FMLA Regulations

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About the Program Join FordHarrison St. Louis attorneys for a two-part webinar series discussing important employment law updates that will impact.....continue

Holiday Ready Human Resources Happens, Right?

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This webinar will cover workplace issues that typically come up during the holiday season.  We’ll talk about the following: Workplace and workspace decorations –.....continue

SC - Hot Topics in Employment Law - Pregnancy and Workplace Investigations

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Laws change frequently and HR staff needs to stay up to date with legal requirements. That’s why you won’t want to miss the South Carolina.....continue

Managing health-based leaves of absences

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SHRM certified for one credit: Management of leaves of absence consistent with the ADA, FMLA and workers' compensation The ADA and FMLA have both been around.....continue

Where Are My Employees? Managing FMLA and ADA Absences!

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Presented by Frank L. Day and Robbin W. Hutton of FordHarrison. This webinar is worth 1 SHRM CP/SCP and 1 HRCI Credit. *More details coming.....continue