1. Was it an unreasonable request?

    I’m standing in line at Dulles airport, waiting to get some lunch.  I’m on my way to the DMEC Annual Conference in Austin, TX. I can’t wait to see my peeps, yet bummed that I can’t clone myself and see all of the sessions.  I mean, let’s face it, there’s a lot of information to be had …Read More

  2. How do YOU do?  RTW Planning

    As the saying goes ~ Absence makes the heart grow fonder ~ but clearly Thomas Haynes Bayly didn’t have a job in Human Resources or management.  Those may not have been the hottest employment fields in 1844, but they’re serious business today.  Whether you’re dealing with unrequited love or a…Read More

  3. B2B – 3:  Employee Notice

    Blog after blog, I’m hounding you about your notice obligations!  If you jump into the way-back machine, you’ll recall the riveting blogs “C is for Communication” ,“Remember Rights is followed by Responsibilities”, “Did you notice the notice?”, or one of my favorites “YAY, I’m e…Read More

  4. ABC’s:  H is for Holiday

    ♫♪ Oh, there’s no place like home for the holidays ♫♪ ♫♪ ‘cuz no matter how far away you roam ♪♫ ♫♪ H.R. will deduct time from your FMLA ♪♫ ♫♪ whether you have shingles or Harrison syndrome! ♪♫ No…seriously, I couldn’t make this stuff up.  OK, I did make up t…Read More

  5. ADA:  What Triggers The Interactive Process?

    “The only disability in life is a bad attitude.”  A quote by Scott Hamilton, that apparently did wonders for winning a gold medal in figure skating.  Unfortunately, HR Managers can’t trigger the ‘Interactive Process’ for every bad attitude. Although, some bad attitudes might actually qua…Read More

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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