Leaves

COMBATING THE HIGH COST OF ABSENTEEISM

Unscheduled absenteeism costs American businesses billions of dollars every year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). There are myriad potential costs to take into account, including:  Overtime; Paid Sick Days; Use of temporary or “relief/reserve” employees; Reduced productivity; Poor quality of goods or services resulting from replacement workers’ inexperience or fatigue; Administrative costs associated …

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TEN TIPS IN DEALING WITH THE FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACT

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) can be one of the most daunting employment laws an employer has to deal with.  There are very specific rules and procedures that must be followed to ensure that both employee and employer are protected.  Here are ten tips to assist you in complying with your obligations under the law: …

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NEW YORK’S NEW BEREAVEMENT AND FUNERAL LEAVE FOR SAME-SEX PARTNERS

          New York State law does not require employers to allow employees to take time off for bereavement leave. However, under New York’s new funeral and bereavement law, which went into effect on October 29, 2010, when a company does allow employees to take time off for the death of a spouse, or for the …

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