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When Men Take Paternity Leave, True Equality Begins

December 16, 2003
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Employers think of paternity leave as a cost, with no return on investment for the corporation. KPMG tried it and found quite the opposite. Guest columnist Julie Shields discusses why paternity leave should not be overlooked as a benefit for both employers and employees.
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How the Work Gets Done

September 18, 2003
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UPS and others have contingency plans.
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How the Paid Family Leave Law Works

September 18, 2003
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Key components of the new law, from vesting to administration provisions.
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It's the Law, But Not Everyone Follows It

September 18, 2003
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About 31 percent of employers aren't aware of any laws protecting reservists.
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Ready for Action

September 18, 2003
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Those deployed in Iraq are unlikely to receive more than a few days or hours of notice.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Can I Minimize FMLA Costs

January 22, 2003
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As I see it, the only way to minimize the cost of FMLA is to 1) maintain the right number of trained employees to minimize the impact of a critical employee taking unplanned FMLA; 2) manage FMLA by the book so that only employees who qualify for it can get it; and 3) know your critical employees and pre-plan your company response to an unplanned loss under different scenarios. Have I missed other ways of minimizing the cost of FMLA?
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Gearing Up for Active Duty

December 30, 2002
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On the eve of what might be the largest reserve deployment in U.S. history, companies vary widely in how they treat reservists. Some do the bare minimum, or pressure employees to leave the reserves. Others support reservists, and reap loyalty and recruiting benefits.
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Are You Ready for Paid Family Leave

December 23, 2002
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California has passed the nation's first paid family leave law, hailed as family friendly by some and jeered as a "job killer" and a bureaucratic nightmare by others.
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High Court to test FMLA

November 28, 2002
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The Supreme Court will consider important workplace issues including the FMLA, and the definition of "damages."
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No Relaxation for Your Vacation Policies

August 2, 2002
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An attorney talks about use-it-or-lose-it vacation policies, as well as controlling employee vacation usage.
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