Employers: Don’t Make These Top 13 FMLA Mistakes

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Improve your FMLA administration to prevent compliance violations and ensure employees can use it if necessary. 5 Key FMLA Findings Mental Health: The Department of Labor recently published new guidance on mental health and FMLA. Newly issued Fact Sheet #280 explains when eligible employees may take FMLA leave to address mental health conditions, and new Frequently Asked…

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How to Manage PTO for Remote Workers

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Remote work is quickly becoming the norm. In fact, according to a recent Swipeclock survey, 55% of small businesses are now remote. For many companies large and small, work from home may become a permanent option. Why the change in attitude about remote work? For one thing, there are continuing COVID safety concerns. For example,…

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With PTO Tracker Software, You Can Happily Ditch Your Spreadsheets

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A PTO tracker software makes accruals much simpler than using spreadsheets. Does your company still do PTO tracking with spreadsheets? How’s it working for you? When spreadsheets became available, they offered many advantages over hand calculation. They provided a nifty way to store the data. They automated some of the calculations. You didn’t need quite…

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Time Off Management: Critical in 2023

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Updated September 5, 2022 Time off management gets harder when there are more moving parts—multiple employees, different categories of leave, federal and local rules, internal policies. When we first published this post in January 2020, we had no idea just how much more important time off management would become in the ensuing months and years.…

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How Absence Management Can Help You Build a More Engaged Workforce

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What is Employee Absence Management? Employee absence management is the process of managing employee time off. There are many reasons why employees take time off. Planning for the various kinds of employee absence can improve efficiency and profitability. More companies than ever before are incorporating absence management planning in 2020.   Absence management centers on…

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Retool, Retrench, and Rebuild: A Framework for Managing Your Workforce Through Uncertainty

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Pivoting in Uncertain Times Uncertainty is uncomfortable—and inspirational. Companies across America are pivoting to meet new demand and rethink operations. They combine creativity, determination, and technology to retool, retrench and rebuild. New production lines, online shops, takeout, curbside service, home delivery, remote work, drive-by clinics and telehealth are all inspired by uncertainty and need. Retool:…

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Small Business Coronavirus Relief Started April 1st: How Can My Business Qualify?

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Updated June 9, 2020 What programs in the recent relief bills help small businesses? In March 2020, the federal government passed three multi trillion-dollar relief bills which represent the largest economic stimulus in US history. The Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act–Passed March 6, 2020  Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)–Passed March 18, 2020)  Coronavirus Aid,…

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How do I pay quarantined workers? Absence management for COVID-19.

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Updated April 30, 2020 with the latest information about The Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act of 2020 (part of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act). Mandated or voluntary quarantine create confusion for employers and employees alike. Most of us have never experienced a global public health crisis that has affected virtually every aspect of our…

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Coronavirus: What Your Healthcare HR Department Needs to Know Right Now

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Every day, healthcare employers realize that the coronavirus situation is impacting HR in yet another way. Let’s go over the urgent issues for Human Resources departments in healthcare, social services, daycares, and dental practices. Buckle up. There are a lot. What should my HR department be doing about the coronavirus? Protect employees Let employees work…

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