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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
HR and the Same-Sex Marriage Ruling
After last Friday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling that made marriage a fundamental right for same-sex couples, HR and employment-law experts weigh in about how HR may benefit from administrative improvements as well as face new challenges.
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Jun 30, 2015
The Wisdom of Paid Time Off
A conversation with employee-wellness expert Bob Merberg reveals paid leave is not only beneficial for workers and their families; it's good for employers, too.
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Jun 8, 2015
New Leave Laws for New Dads
Beginning in April, Massachusetts employers will be required to provide unpaid paternity leave to male employees. The question now, experts say, is not whether more states will follow suit, but whether employers and HR will eventually be obliged to offer paid leave to new fathers.
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Apr 1, 2015
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