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5 things your lawyer likes to see in an HR person

by Robin Shea
Not a word about this week’s goings on. I promise! I was having a hard time coming up with a blog topic this week that didn’t involve the never-ending election of 2020. (I propose that voting in 2024 be done via SurveyMonkey, but that’s a subject for...

State Issues Guidance for NY Paid Sick Leave Law

by Barbara E. Hoey & Alison Frimmel
As employers are well aware by now, New York enacted a statewide paid sick leave requirements for employers, which took effect on September 30, 2020. We provided an overview of requirements for the new law here. Under the law, New York employers must provide all...

Will Congress Extend FFCRA Paid Sick and Paid FMLA Leave into 2021?

by Jeff Nowak
As we enter the home stretch of 2020 [thank God!], clients are increasingly asking me: Will FFCRA be extended into 2021? When Congress passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) in March, it set the Act to expire on December 31, 2020. Wishful thinking...

Is COVID making employees crazy?

by Robin Shea
Sure seems that way to me. I wonder if the COVID shutdowns have brought out the worst in some employees. I am getting some really strange real-life “situations” lately. (For confidentiality reasons, I can’t say more about those.) But my perception of...

PLEASE don’t tell your employees which candidate to vote for

by Jon Hyman
This post at the Evil HR Lady Facebook group caught my attention yesterday: Florida company’s president warns employees their jobs could be in danger if Trump loses election Here are the details: Some employees at a Florida manufacturing company feel they were...

New Pay Data Reporting Requirements for California Employers

by Stephanie Patterson & Kimberly Carter
On September 30, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law SB 973, which imposes new pay reporting requirements on certain employers. The law, which takes effect on January 1, 2021, requires employers to file an annual pay data report by March 31 of each...

After FMLA Ends, When Can an Employer Safely Terminate an Employee?

by Jeff Nowak
In the middle of a global pandemic, employers still grapple every day with the age-old question: When an employee exhausts FMLA leave and cannot return to work, does the law require the employer to provide the employee additional leave? Question 1A surely is close...


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