1. ABC’s: G is for Group Health Plans

    Let’s face it, absence management’s most overused titles or expressions in a presentation or write-up is “The ABC’s of..” or “Alphabet Soup”.  But like any parent who has a 4 year old and can’t believe it when they actually say “There’s no need to cry over spilt milk”, some th…Read More

  2. New York PFL: Five Months Check-Up

    New York Paid Family Leave has been in effect for five months.  In the words of Joey Tribbiani…How you doin? Assuming you are either a private sector employer located in New York or have at least one person working in New York for any 30-day period within a calendar year, enough time has elapsed …Read More

  3. B2B – 1: Employer’s – Who is covered?

    To Act or Not to Act, That Is the Question Anybody who has spent any time at all with the FMLA can appreciate that much of it has been written with about as much clarity as a play written in 1601, but we are here to break it down in our Back-to-Basics series (B2B). As an employer, are you required t…Read More

  4. When an Accommodation Becomes an Accommodation!

    Wait…what? Have you ever had an employee who needs an accommodation at work? Of course you have. You’re a good employer who knows that it is not only the law, but it’s actually far less expensive to put a few accommodations in place than to go through the expense of a new hire. Let’s chat ab…Read More

  5. NYPFL: Part Time Employees

    Stop me if you’ve heard this one: A guy walks into a bar and all the employees are gone. End of joke. OK, not particularly funny, but for those employers who employ a lot of part-time employees who have other part-time gigs, this is a concern. What if my employee has a sick family member? The regu…Read More

  6. 5, 18, and 30. Crucial Numbers for NYPFL

    As they say, timing is everything. When it comes to NY PFL, there are three magic numbers – 5, 18 and 30! · 5: If documentation for a request for NY PFL is incomplete, you have 5 BUSINESS days to inform the employee of what is missing. Remember, that must be accompanied by a complete list of what…Read More

  7. Family Leave Reimbursement: What You Need to Know

    So you are an empathetic employer and you know employees only receiving 50% of their average wage will be hard, so you want to let them use their PTO at full pay instead. But you’re thinking “Ugh, but now I’m footing the bill!” Not so fast, there’s good news here, but you need to get your …Read More

  8. NYPFL doesn’t concern me, right? Wrong.

    “But I don’t have any offices in New York, so I really wish all the blogs weren’t just about NYPFL!!” Well, do you have any employees working from home….IN NEW YORK?!! If you said “Yes”, undelete all those blogs on NYPFL, because you have some reading to do. Take a look at New York Pai…Read More

  9. NYPFL? FMLA? PTO? What’s in your best interest?

    Interesting little thought. Under NYPFL, if two employees work for the same employer, and both employees request bonding with a new child, the employer can deny that paid leave for one of the employees if it’s for the same period of time. However, an employer may not restrict simultaneous bonding …Read More

  10. Are you prepared for NYPFL in January?

    Remember our blog “NYPFL….it’s not a thesis paper” (https://www.absencesoft.com/nypfl1/ ), well, if it was a thesis paper, now is the time to start panicking if you’re not pretty close to ready. Let’s rock out a quick check list and then you can decide if you’re nervous.   My company…Read More