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Do your obligations follow digital nomads?

06/17/2021
Many employees who worked remotely through the pandemic will soon begin returning to work in person this fall. Before then, however, many of your pandemic teleworkers are likely planning to hit the road this summer—and taking their laptops with them as they can continue to work remotely from some location away from home. Here’s what to consider before giving them the green light.

Revise policies to protect health, encourage taking sick leave

06/15/2021
Now that the pandemic is ebbing and more workers are coming back into the office or resuming retail and restaurant jobs, it may be time to revisit your sick-leave policies. While coronavirus infections are on the decline, more familiar illnesses are starting to return.

Snapshot: Paid parental leave grows sharply

06/08/2021
Paid parental leave has become a standard time-off benefit, now offered by most employers.

Cost of denying pregnancy leave: $146,000

05/27/2021
When an employee has pregnancy complications that might delay her return to work, consider offering additional leave. In addition to the FMLA, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act may compel employers to accommodate pregnant employees by granting time off.

Employment law changes: What to expect into 2022

05/26/2021
Paid sick leave—an issue supported by President Biden and gaining steam in state legislatures—is the top legislative issue that employers expect to impact their businesses over the next 12 months, according to a new Littler survey of 1,100 HR professionals and in-house attorneys.

COVID litigation: What HR can learn from the first wave of lawsuits

05/21/2021
Since the COVID pandemic struck last March, courts have been flooded with lawsuits. These lawsuits come in a wide variety of flavors, with each offering important lessons for employers who want to avoid becoming the next target. Here are some of the top litigation triggers to help you revamp your pandemic response.

With new COVID laws & increased scrutiny, now’s the time to rewrite your PTO policy

05/21/2021
With an increased focus on employee leave in the public eye and new pandemic-related laws, companies with outdated paid time off policies could find themselves in messy legal situations. That makes now a good time to review and rewrite your PTO policies. Here are some issues to consider.

Details elusive in Biden’s paid leave plan

05/04/2021
Employees would be eligible for 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave under a plan announced by President Biden during an April 28 address to a joint session of Congress. We know some of the details on the proposal, but much remains unclear.

Biden proposes 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave

04/29/2021
The proposal, part of a legislative package called the American Families Plan, would provide workers up to $4,000 a month, with a minimum of two-thirds of average weekly wages replaced, rising to 80% for the lowest-wage workers.

Tax credit will reimburse for paid leave to receive vaccine

04/22/2021
The credit, announced April 21, will be paid for using funds set aside in the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan stimulus legislation passed in March.