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!
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!
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!
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!
You may be a specialized Leave of Absence (LOA) Manager, an HR Generalist managing leave amongst other HR functions, or a small business owner wearing many hats. No matter your role, you know that there are certain obligations you have as an employer for effectively managing the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and state leave laws.
2017 has brought with it a surge of dangerous and destructive natural disasters, including hurricane titans Harvey, Irma and Maria, as well as fierce wildfires on the west coast.
Keeping up with the ever-changing leave law landscape is a job in itself. Especially as more states (and sometimes municipalities) make the move to adopt paid sick leave and paid parental leave. When you combine the ongoing changes at multiple levels, as well as the hundreds of pieces of legislation already in place, it all can get very confusing!
... To Manage the FMLA Like a Boss
Ah, autumn. Kids are back at school, pumpkin-spiced lattes are brewing, and leaves will soon begin to fall… onto your workload!
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The importance of work life balance is nothing new; we all strive to maintain a happy life both at work and at home. However, it’s easier said than done. The reality is that a large amount of the American population feels a great deal of stress at work and lacks a sense of balance. In fact, 40% of American workers feel that their job is very, or extremely, stressful.
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