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Preparing for Ebola: Plan, Don’t Panic

November 24, 2014
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The Ebola virus has found its way into the United States, but canceled business trips and forced quarantines are knee-jerk responses that do little to protect employees and can put employers at legal risk, experts say.  


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Ohio Considers Paid Leave for Quarantined Employees

November 3, 2014
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Employers need to be flexible with employees who have potentially been exposed to Ebola or other dangerous infectious diseases.
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Stepping Up to Cover Autism Treatment

October 28, 2014
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A growing number of companies such as JPMorgan Chase are extending their health care plans to include comprehensive coverage for autism.


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Social Media: Hooky Prevention Tool

October 27, 2014
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Figuring out if your employees are cheating on their sick leave is only as far away as a few clicks of your mouse.
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Hit the Road, Jack … and Try to Relax

June 2, 2014
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Employers offer vacation days and paid time off to urge employees to get out of the office so that they can relax. Despite the intent, it seems that the majority of employees aren't going places.
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Boomer Esiason's Criticism of Paternity Leave Is Off-Base

April 4, 2014
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The former NFL quarterback shouldn't have criticized the New York Mets' Daniel Murphy on the radio for taking time off from the season to witness the birth of his son.
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When is 1,250 not 1,250? Hours Worked Versus Hours Paid for FMLA Eligibility

January 23, 2014
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Whatever time tracking and payroll system you use, it must have the ability to differentiate between time paid and time worked. It could likely save you from an FMLA claim if an employee is on the 1,250-hour bubble.
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FAMILY Act Would Provide Paid Leave for Employees

December 18, 2013
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This legislation would bring us up to par with the rest of the civilized world without imposing a significant monetary penalty on employers.
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How the ADA Covers Organ Donors

December 17, 2013
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I’ve written before about the need to put the 'human' back in 'human resources.' This case is a textbook example.
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How Do I Develop a System for Employees Accruing Personal Time?

October 25, 2013
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Dear Workforce:

 

I am a new HR coordinator and have been asked to develop a system for employees accruing vacation/sick/personal time. I would appreciate any ideas. We are a very small company of eight employees. Our small company has never had a system for accrual of employee vacation/sick/personal time. Where do we begin?

 

— No Starting Point, HR coordinator, health care, Illinois


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