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What managers need to know about the FMLA

The law allows qualified employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave each year for the birth or adoption of a child, to care for their own “serious” health condition or to care for an immediate family member who has a serious condition.

Trending: NY mandates paid vaccine leave

The state of New York just enacted legislation requiring employers to grant paid leave to employees receiving covid-19 vaccinations. The law could be a sign of things to come.

New coronavirus relief law affects HR’s work

The $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 does more than provide for $1,400 stimulus checks and expanded unemployment benefits. It reaches into the HR function, extending employer subsidies for paid time off, offering government help to pay COBRA premiums and increasing the amounts employees may shelter from taxes in dependent care accounts.

HR’s next crisis: Managing the return of covid-19 ‘long-haulers’

With covid-19 vaccination rates climbing and the worst of the coronavirus pandemic starting to recede, employers are becoming more optimistic that the world of work could soon return to normal. But the coast is not yet clear.

What’s in the Senate’s version of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

Saturday, the Senate amended and passed the latest round of pandemic relief—the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (H.R. 1319). The bill now goes back to the House, which must vote again.

Poll: Paid family and medical leave has bipartisan support

A plurality of both Democrats and Republicans favor legislation that would ensure up to 12 weeks of paid leave for employees who have a serious health condition, are caring for a family member or are having a child.

Expect more covid paid-leave mandates soon

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act’s paid-leave mandate ended Dec. 31. The pandemic did not. Numerous state and local governments have filled that gap by enacting their own paid-leave mandates as part of pandemic control and recovery plans.

Retailers face employees’ covid-related lawsuits

By early February, almost 200 employees had filed covid-related lawsuits against their retail employers.

Offer intermittent leave as ADA accommodation

When we talk about intermittent leave, we’re usually discussing the FMLA. But intermittent leave can also be appropriate in the context of the ADA, as a reasonable accommodation of an employee’s disability.

New coronavirus plan addresses HR issues

Days before becoming president, Joe Biden outlined a $1.9 trillion emergency plan to fight the coronavirus pandemic and jump-start an economic recovery. Several plan elements affect HR.