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Marketing firm creates casual culture for staff

07/25/2014
To encourage a “lively spirit” among employees, managers at online marketing firm iProspect offer flexibility when it comes to training, schedules and dress code.

Must we grant time off so employees can vote?

07/23/2014
Q. A number of my employees have stated that they will not be able to vote in the upcoming statewide election because their local polling centers are only open during these employees’ work hours. Should I give them some time off during the day to vote?

Senate bill would create tax credit to encourage paid family leave

07/22/2014
A Republican and an Independent have introduced a Senate bill that would provide tax incentives for employers to offer paid parental and medical leave benefits for employees.

Where we're going on summer vacation

07/11/2014
66% of Americans have at least one leisure trip planned for this summer, a slight increase from 64% in 2013. Here’s where we’re headed.

Unlimited time offer: Vacation reconsidered

07/08/2014
A handful of employers are now offering unlimited vacation time. HR pros agree on five guidelines for the concept.

What should we do? Her request for time off was denied, so she called in sick

07/02/2014
Q. What do we do if an employee calls in sick even though her request for time off was denied?

Tax firm offers employees unlimited paid vacation

06/30/2014
In a serious bid to retain the tax and business advisors it employs, New York’s WTP Advisors is piling on the benefits—including unlimited vacation time.

Take off! Top 10 nations for mandatory paid holidays

06/26/2014
The United States is the only developed country that doesn’t guarantee its workers paid holidays (or vacation days for that matter). Here’s how many paid holidays employers must grant in the 10 most generous nations.

Mortgage banker offers playful perks on the job

06/20/2014
Managers at national mortgage banker Supreme Lending encourage em­­ploy­­ees to balance work with time off and play—even on the job.

Does your vacation luggage include a briefcase?

06/20/2014
More than 60% of employees polled by Glassdoor.com reported that they tended to some kind of work-related matter during their last vacation.

America's Top 5 benefits

06/18/2014
U.S. workers value health care and medical benefits above all other workplace perks. A new SHRM poll found these benefits were rated most important.

Keep bereavement leave policies up-to-date

05/27/2014
Although there’s no federal requirement to offer time off after the death of a loved one, many businesses do it anyway. Before long, however, those voluntary policies could become law.

Never link absences to employee's disabled relative

05/01/2014
Here’s an easy way to avoid unnecessary litigation: If you are disciplining an employee for missing too much work, don’t tie absences to a disabled relative’s condition. If you do, you may end up losing an association discrimination case.

Continue benefits status during military leave

04/23/2014
Always count military leave as time worked. Simply pretend the worker is present and earning leave and other benefits. That principle applies to both your attendance policies and your FMLA practices.

Michigan firm constantly reconsiders benefits

04/10/2014
Managers at Michigan-based Red Level Networks routinely analyze employee benefits in an effort to retain employees. The philosophy of David King, founder and president of the technology company, is that satisfied employees provide outstanding customer service to the firm’s clients.
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