With divided government in Congress, gridlock reigns for most employment-law bills. One bill that has a slim chance: the Parental Bereavement Act.
It would amend theto allow employees to take after the death of a child. The leave could only be taken in one block, unless the employer allowed the worker to take .
Odds for passage: about 25%.
- What should we do? Returning employee wants full-time work, we want part time
- PDA: No special treatment for pregnant workers
- Warn managers: Personal problems aren't 'Distractions'
- Unholy trinity: 3 employees for the price of 1
- Consider uniform, ADEA-compliant severance and rights-waiver releases--even if age isn't factor