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Employers Show Us Their Values
Company values and the impact they have on the business seem to be constantly in the news these days, from Uber's bad-boy Travis Kalanick to Starbuck's compassionate Executive Chairman (and former CEO) Howard Schultz. HR leaders should consider revisiting their organization's value statement and making it a guiding principle for their employee-benefits design.
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Aug 23, 2017
A Primer on Leave Policies
Question: I just started at a new company and they have many more leave policies than the small organization where I used to work. I'm really confused with how all these policies interact: short-term disability, long-term disability, FMLA leave, etc. Can you explain what each of these policies are and how they are typically implemented? Do they run together? Do employees get paid while on each of these leaves?
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Jul 31, 2017
Navigating the Legal Maze
Much has changed over the past few decades as far as employment law is concerned -- and with a new administration now at the wheel, more changes likely lie ahead.
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May 12, 2017
Seeking FMLA Assistance
With a new study finding that more employers are opting to outsource FMLA management, experts offer HR leaders advice on what to consider before looking outside for help with handling leave requests.
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Apr 3, 2017
Little Movement on Maternity Leave
New research shows the percentage of women taking maternity leave has stagnated over the past 20-plus years. What can HR do to get that number moving in the right direction?
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Mar 6, 2017
Bias Seen in Paid Parental Benefits
A new survey finds an imbalance in how the genders are treated when it comes to employers' paid parental benefits. Experts suggest ways organizations can work toward a gender-neutral policy.
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Oct 27, 2016
Sparking a Revolution
Hearing the cries of their employees, employers are increasingly considering real-life challenges as they construct their benefit strategies.
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Oct 17, 2016
Wrestling with Caregiving Woes
As more workers take on caregiving duties, experts urge HR professionals to revisit leave policies and help eliminate the (often unconscious) biases regarding these workers.
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Oct 10, 2016 Oct 6, 2016
Looking Beyond Nov. 8
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Sep 1, 2016
Sick-Leave Laws Cause HR Headaches
When it comes to paid sick leave, there are no easy answers for multistate employers, which must contend with a growing number of inconsistent state and local mandates.
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Aug 23, 2016
Juggling Paternal Rights and Job Duties
A new report uncovers some challenges men face when trying to make use of their company's parental-leave policies. Experts say incentives and managerial training are powerful tools to get more male workers to make use of such leave programs.
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Jul 12, 2016
Appealing to Women
As new online options are making it easier for job seekers to evaluate whether a prospective company really has earned its reputation as a female-friendly environment, experts say HR must commit to building a culture of inclusion at all levels of the organization.
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Mar 15, 2016 Feb 11, 2016

Time for Dad
A growing number of employers are offering paid paternal benefits to new dads and are finding the benefits go both ways.
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Feb 11, 2016
Taking Family-Leave Benefits to the Next Level
Employers are beginning to feel the pressure to reconsider their stance on paid family leave, following a number of highly visible announcements. But as those blazing a trail here remind us, HR leaders would be wise to tread carefully.
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Dec 18, 2015
The Push for Paid Paternity Leave
New fathers are seeking more time off to help care for their kids, and some employers are responding with broader parental leave policies that include paternity leave. If not properly applied, however, these policies can lead to costly legal battles.
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Oct 22, 2015
The New Mr. Mom
A new survey finds more than half of young new fathers are taking advantage of their employers' parental-leave policies following the birth of a child, but experts say companies need to emphasize to both genders that there is no career disadvantage to making use of such programs.
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Aug 5, 2015
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