What You Should Know About The DOL’s Expired FMLA Forms

Posted by Shahlla Karmali on Jun 7, 2018 10:11:59 AM

The model FMLA forms provided by the Department of Labor (DOL) expired on May 31, 2018, but there’s no need to worry! We’re here to help with the next steps for employers!

Topics: Blog, FMLA, Compliance, FMLA Forms

Addressing Mental Health In The Workplace

Posted by Shahlla Karmali on May 30, 2018 9:32:36 AM

Mental health in the workplace is sometimes overlooked, though it affects how employees approach their day-to-day tasks. Many factors, including workload, relationships, or home life could influence an employee’s mental health, in turn influencing how they feel about work! Supporting mental health in the workplace isn’t always clear cut… that’s what we’re here for! Since May is Mental Health Month, we’d like to provide you with some guidance on why supporting mental health is crucial to improving wellness in the workplace!

Topics: Leave Management, HR Tips, Wellness

Everything You Need To Know About New Jersey’s Paid Sick Leave Law

Posted by Shahlla Karmali on May 10, 2018 3:38:50 PM

New Jersey has become state number 10 to require employers to provide paid sick leave (PSL) to their employees! To date, 13 New Jersey municipalities have passed their own PSL legislation, leading to a complex leave administration process for New Jersey employers. Employers can expect to wave goodbye to the leave administration burden, as the new act will preempt all of these pieces of municipal legislation! The New Jersey paid sick leave bill, A1827, was signed by Governor Phil Murphy on May 2, 2018, as expected by many. During his campaign to take office, Murphy stated that he will, “enact paid sick leave for all workers statewide.” The New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act will take effect 180 days from the date Governor Murphy signed it, so now's the time to start getting prepared!

Topics: Leave Management, Paid Sick Leave, Compliance

What You Need To Know About FMLA Confidentiality

Posted by Shahlla Karmali on Apr 13, 2018 9:17:12 AM

Access to employees’ sensitive personal medical information is a reality for employers covered by the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). This is due to the fact that it's a best practice for leave administrators to request medical certification in order to process a leave case.

Topics: Compliance, FMLA Forms, HR Tips

How To Communicate With An Employee On FMLA

Posted by Lauren Osselton on Mar 20, 2018 11:35:57 AM

A common problem that leave and FMLA managers face is knowing when it's okay to communicate with an employee on leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). When an employee is out on leave, it’s quite likely that questions will arise: where is that file they were working on? Who is the appropriate contact for the XYZ contract? Though it may be tempting to send an email or text to communicate with an employee on FMLA, think twice before you act!

Topics: FMLA, Leave Management, Compliance, Absence Management, HR Tips

Is Implementing Paid Parental Leave Right For Your Organization?

Posted by Shahlla Karmali on Mar 15, 2018 1:37:05 PM

Many new parents are entitled to take up to 12 weeks of leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) following the birth, adoption or fostering of a child. Despite granting job protection to new parents, FMLA leave doesn’t mandate wage replacement. This may be problematic for parents who are juggling the extra costs that come with having a new addition in the family. Only 12% of private sector U.S. employees have access to paid family leave benefits, as employers are not required to provide paid time off for the birth, adoption or fostering of a child, unless they are located within states or municipalities which mandate it.

Topics: Parental Leave, Paid Parental Leave

How To Increase Productivity In The Workplace

Posted by Shahlla Karmali on Feb 22, 2018 9:00:04 AM

It’s no secret that employers strive to boost productivity. Among the numerous ways to increase productivity, there are some which are a win-win for both employers and employees. We’ve gathered 4 of the easiest methods for you to maximize productivity in your organization, while also motivating your employees!

Topics: HR Tips, Productivity

How To: Help Employees Avoid Holiday Stress

Posted by Lauren Osselton on Dec 13, 2017 1:32:27 PM

Thanksgiving has come and gone, and holiday carols are streaming across the radio... no doubt about it, the holiday season is officially here! 

Topics: Holiday Stress, Employee Retention, HR Tips

What's On The Horizon: New York Paid Family Leave (NY PFL)

Posted by Lauren Osselton on Dec 5, 2017 11:41:32 AM

New York families have a new policy to look forward to, as New York Paid Family Leave (NY PFL)’s effective date of January 1, 2018 rapidly approaches! That’s why we’ve rounded up everything you need to know about this new legislation, to bring you up to speed with everything it has to offer, as well as your requirements as an employer!

Topics: Leave Management, Paid Family Leave

How To Combat FMLA Abuse

Posted by Lauren Osselton on Nov 14, 2017 11:59:10 AM

With the holiday season coming up, employers are faced with one of the biggest conundrums of managing the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA): employees abusing it for extra time off.

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