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Bill offers tax credit for paid leave

08/15/2017
Bipartisan legislation introduced in the House and Senate would grant a 25% tax credit to companies that offer between two and 12 weeks of paid family leave.

Federal, state & local: Keep your mandatory posters up to date

08/09/2017
Minnesota employers are required to provide their employees with a dizzying array of information about their workplace rights. If you haven’t recently reviewed the posters hanging in your break room or above the time clock, now is a good time to make sure you’re in compliance with all posting requirements.

New York's new paid family leave law: Your questions answered

08/03/2017
While we wait for final regulations implementing New York’s new law mandating paid family leave, here are answers to some of the more frequently asked questions about it.

New York's paid family leave employee contribution amount set

07/19/2017
When New York’s new Paid Family Leave Law—which goes into effect Jan. 1, 2018—is fully phased in, eligible employees will be entitled to take up to 12 weeks of paid leave for certain qualifying reasons.

Calif. state-sponsored TV ads tout paid family leave

07/03/2017
The California Employment Development Department has launched a new “Moments Matter” public education campaign to raise awareness about the state’s Paid Family Leave program and encourage eligible Californians to use it.

Paid parental leave proposal can't find Republican sponsors

06/27/2017
White House advisor and First Daughter Ivanka Trump has yet to find House and Senate sponsors for her proposal to require six weeks of paid parental leave for new mothers and fathers.

Snapshot: How much vacation can we take?

06/27/2017
The average number of paid vacation days employees receive increases by length of service.

Never fire to avoid paying expensive benefits

06/19/2017
Here’s advice if you’re ever tempted to fire an at-will employee because she is about to start racking up expensive claims using your employer-provided benefits: Don’t do it!

SHRM award winners show off best practices

06/06/2017
The winners of the Society for Human Resource Management’s “2017 When Work Works Award” provide insight into the practices of effective workplaces.

Snapshot: What happens to vacation days not taken?

05/30/2017
Most employers have a policy that lets employees either roll over unused vacation or cash it out after a certain amount of time has passed.

Vacation on the rise, but millions of days left unused

05/30/2017
Americans took an average of 16.8 days of vacation in 2016, up from 16.2 days in 2015. Those extra five hours provide “reason to be cautiously optimistic,” says the enthusiastically pro-vacation advocacy group Project: Time Off.

Trump: Cut DOL budget 20%, fund paid leave

05/25/2017
President Trump’s proposed fiscal year 2018 budget calls for establishing the first-ever federal paid leave mandate, dramatically shrinks the U.S. Department of Labor and places enforcement of anti-discrimination rules aimed at federal contractors under the EEOC.

Trump proposes paid parental leave, funded by unemployment insurance

05/24/2017
The Trump administration’s formal fiscal year 2018 budget proposal, set to be released May 23, is expected to ask Congress to create a state-run program granting new mothers and fathers up to six weeks of paid leave following the birth or adoption of a child.

Employers struggle with paid leave mandates

05/19/2017
A poll by the National Partnership for Women and Families shows that 82% of U.S. citizens surveyed favor some sort of paid sick leave. But paid leave enjoys much less support from employers.

Snapshot: Who qualifies for paid parental leave?

05/09/2017
Thirty-eight percent of employers offer paid leave specifically intended to help new parents care for and bond with their children.
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