1. ABC’s:  I is for Intermittent

    I often think some of these topics are “college level 101” that nobody will read, but then remind myself that every season, like college, there are new people to this industry.  Also, like college, some people can use a refresher because this stuff isn’t simple.   Here’s a little 101 …Read More

  2. The ABC’s of Leave Management

    The world of FMLA, LOA and ADA is complex, so sometimes it's good to get back to basics.  Please join us over the next few weeks as we spend some time talking about the fundamentals, or the "ABC's" of absence management.  Starting with.... A:  Accommodations: Phase 1 Accommodations for employees …Read More

  3. ABC’s of Leave Management – B is for Benefits

    B: Benefits: Pssst….guess what? When your employees take unpaid leaves, it often mean paychecks stop – and so might deductions for benefits such as medical coverage (and hint hint – keep an eye on evolving laws mandating paid leave).  The money stops, but what about the coverage? That coverag…Read More

  4. ABC’s of Leave Management – C is for Communication

    C: Communication: “Location, location, location.” You think of that as a quote about real estate, but now you can think of it as a quote about when and where to have good communication practices! Before, during, and after -- Before you even hire somebody, you have to have proper communication of…Read More

  5. ABC’s of Leave Management – E is for Eligibility

    E: Eligibility:  What makes someone eligible?  Not sure? Well, let me help you figure it out, because it is ALL YOU! The employee bears zero responsibility for knowing this part. It really boils down to three things:  Have they worked long enough for you?  Have they worked enough hours?  And th…Read More

  6. ABC’s of Leave Management – F is for Family (part 1)

    F: Family:  The old adage, you can pick your friends, but you can’t pick your family --- not true if you’re hanging with the Department of Labor. The DOL picked your family when they decided to name the Family & Medical Leave Act. Let’s break it down….Parent, Spouse, and Child. Simple e…Read More

  7. 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

  8. 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