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EEOC sues Estée Lauder over unequal leave benefits

11/08/2017
Cosmetic giant Estée Lauder faces charges its parental leave benefits discriminate against men.

Emeryville, Calif. adopts minimum wage, paid sick leave regs

10/03/2017
Two years ago, Emeryville, Calif. passed its Minimum Wage, Paid Sick Leave, and Other Employment Standards Ordinance. Now the city manager has released the regulations implementing the ordinance.

Nearly a third of employers offer vacation time donation

09/26/2017
Leave donation programs allow employees to donate their paid leave time to colleagues who are dealing with a catastrophic illness, personal emergency, or natural disaster, allowing the time to recover while still drawing a paycheck.

EEOC files test case on rigid leave policies

09/21/2017
If the EEOC wins a pending lawsuit, be prepared to amend any policy that unequivocally calls for firing employees who can’t return to work after they have used up all their leave. If you don’t, you could find yourself in the crosshairs of the EEOC litigation team.

After natural disaster, who gets to take leave?

09/14/2017
From wildfires in the west to hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean and the Southeast, natural disasters have millions of Americans on the move, trying to get out of harm’s way. But some employers need their workers in place even when disaster looms.

FMLA and NY Paid Family Leave Law and Disability Benefits Law

09/07/2017
It’s time to answer some of the trickier questions about the interaction of the FMLA, the New York Paid Family Leave Law and the state’s Disability Benefits Law.

Explain how maternity, FMLA leave overlap

09/07/2017
Many employers have maternity leave policies that provide a period of paid time off following birth or adoption. That’s fine. But if you intend for paid maternity leave to run concurrently with federal FMLA leave, be sure you spell that out.

Can I turn down a vacation request?

08/21/2017
Q. As an employer, am I required to agree to all vacation requests my staff members submit?

Bill offers tax credit for paid leave

08/15/2017
Bipartisan legislation introduced in the House and Senate would grant a 25% tax credit to companies that offer between two and 12 weeks of paid family leave.

Federal, state & local: Keep your mandatory posters up to date

08/09/2017
Minnesota employers are required to provide their employees with a dizzying array of information about their workplace rights. If you haven’t recently reviewed the posters hanging in your break room or above the time clock, now is a good time to make sure you’re in compliance with all posting requirements.