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Midterms to affect employment law landscape

11/08/2018
Two years of Republican control of Washington ended Nov. 6 with Democrats seizing control of the House of Representatives. That gives Democrats some say on setting the legislative agenda, including employment law issues.

Benefits to attract & retain women: Go beyond the obvious

09/27/2018
The path to attracting and retaining top women employees in a hot job market is clear.

General Mills unveils improved paid time off policy

09/25/2018
Beginning Jan. 1, new parents will receive 12 weeks of paid time off at full pay. New mothers can get an additional six to eight weeks paid time off to recover from childbirth.

Out on medical leave? Don’t automatically reject bid for promotion

09/25/2018
You might assume that if an employee is out on medical leave and applies for a promotion or a different position, you can reject her application because she can’t currently work. But that could turn out to be a big mistake.

San Antonio paid leave ordinance takes effect next year

09/13/2018
The San Antonio City Council has adopted an ordinance requiring all San Antonio employers to provide paid time off for employees to attend to their own and their family members’ health needs.

Snapshot: Less than 50% satisfied with comp & benefits

09/11/2018
Most U.S. employees are satisfied with their jobs and employers. Other than vacation leave, however, fewer than half are positive about pay and benefits.

New employee may be eligible for ‘ADA leave’

09/05/2018
Technically, there’s no such thing as “ADA leave” in the same sense that the FMLA specifically grants time off to deal with medical issues. However, some disabled employees may be entitled to leave as an ADA reasonable accommodation.

Summer’s over: Tell staff to get outta here!

08/28/2018
Once Labor Day weekend ends, lots of your employees will have used up most of their vacation leave. Many, however, probably still have big vacation balances left to burn. Do them and your organization a favor: Tell them to take off!

What are the California rules governing leave when parents must respond to their kids’ discipline problems?

08/27/2018
Q. Must we provide time off to an employee who needs to appear at school because his or her child was suspended from school?

Navigating Minnesota’s 3 paid sick and safe time laws

08/08/2018
Duluth recently became the third Minnesota city to enact a paid sick and safe time ordinance, following the lead of Minneapolis and Saint Paul. The ordinance differs in key ways from its Twin Cities cousins’.