What are the most relatable phobias, in your opinion? Perhaps it is Arachnophobia, the fear of spiders; Acrophobia, the fear of heights; Mysophobia, the fear of germs; or maybe Trypanophobia, the fear of injections. Social anxiety disorder is one type of phobia. For one employee of Gravity Diagnostics, in Kentucky, his lunch hour went awry … Continued
Most of us reading this blog post are well-versed in, or at least familiar with, the basics of the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Some of us can (and will) recite FMLA entitlement, leave reasons, eligibility rules, and certification requirements with the same ease as, say, a flight attendant providing passengers with the … Continued
Administering FMLA (the Family and Medical Leave Act) is a consistent challenge for many employers. FMLA is a complex topic, and even experienced leave management specialists can find gaps in their knowledge. Over 1200 people attended our recent webinar on FMLA, and the breadth and variety of questions we received on the topic were enough … Continued
What Employers Should know About COVID-19 Immunization Mandates and Challenges, and How to Navigate Employee Requests Regarding Vaccination COVID-19 has become an ongoing challenge for employers seeking to manage a productive workforce while setting policies that keep workers safe. The availability of effective vaccines in the US provided some relief and protection for employees’ health … Continued
Compliance Webinar: (March 30, 2022) Absence Management Academy: A Deep Dive into FMLA While the Family Medical Leave Act of 1993 turns 29 this year, many employers are still struggling to understand the law and how to apply it. The basics aren’t so basic, especially as organizations must coordinate multiple leave programs. In fact, employers are … Continued
If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times: getting your absence management compliance house in order is a top task you can undertake to save time, headaches, and sometimes cold hard cash. This will never be truer once the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) completes their recently announced initiative to hire 100 … Continued
As employers calibrate disability-related absence costs, in addition to standard calculating procedures, what are the missing links that should be considered?
2020 was a remarkably difficult year for almost everything and absence management was no exception. Employers can learn from compliance experts to steer smoothly among these changing rules and regulations. Download the pdf to learn more.
Violations of FMLA, ADA, FFCRA and ERISA are leading to serious lawsuits for employers. By the end of Q1 2021, employers paid close to $4M for FFCRA violations, per Helen Applewhaite (DMEC March 2021 Compliance Conference). How can employers avoid legal battles?
As employers plan to move employees back into the workplace, what are the various considerations employers must keep in mind when reopening their physical work locations?
Your top 10 questions answered about the Federal Legislation (FFCRA, Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act and Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act) and updates to state legislation.
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requires certain employers to provide paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave to employees due to COVID-19. What should employers know?