Paid parental leave proposal can't find Republican sponsors

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?

The average number of paid vacation days employees receive increases by length of service.

Never fire to avoid paying expensive benefits

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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?

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

Smaller employers in California might have to offer parental leave

A California Senate bill (S.B. 63) would expand the California Family Rights Act to businesses with as few as 20 employees.

Snapshot: Who should pay for paid leave?

An overwhelming percentage of Americans believe employers—not the government—should bear the cost.

Regulations proposed for New York's new paid family leave program

The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board has unveiled proposed regulations for the state’s new Paid Family Leave law. It is intended to complement the existing state disability insurance program.

SHRM: No real increase in paid family leave

A recent study by the Society for Human Resource Management indicates the move by tech giants Netflix, Microsoft and Amazon to provide paid family leave programs was more flash in the pan than watershed.

How much time off to donate kidney?

Q. I am a small employer. One of my employees plans to donate a kidney to her sibling. She will need to take time off for the surgery and recovery. How much time can she take off? Must it be paid?
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