Sample Policy: Jury-Duty Leave

  • January 01, 2007

The following sample policy was excerpted from The Book of Company Policies, published by HR Specialist, © 2007. Edit for your organization’s purposes. ...

Sample Policy: FMLA

  • January 01, 2007

The following sample policy was excerpted from The Book of Company Policies, published by HR Specialist, © 2007. Edit for your organization’s purposes. ...

My co-worker doesn’t have to punch in

  • November 03, 2006

Question: In my company of approximately 125 people, all non-exempt personnel are required to punch a time clock. That was instituted by the boss's wife, who is the...

Tracking FMLA leave

  • March 31, 2006

Question: Does anyone have some sort of simple way/spreadsheet to track FMLA leave using the "rolling" 12-month period measured backward?  -- Cindy

Who Is A Parent Under The FMLA?

  • December 08, 2005

While most everyone considers a grandparent to be an especially cherished family member, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) does not generally include a...

Stop FMLA abuse with employee ‘bed check’

  • July 01, 2005

Good news: Managing employees out on sick leave and spotting FMLA abuse just got easier. As a recent court ruling shows, you can call and check on employees to make ...

Too small for FMLA? Don’t be too sure

  • September 01, 2003

Issue: Even if it employs fewer than 50 people, your organization could be subject to FMLA compliance. Risk: Being affiliated with another organization could mean that,...

‘Emotional caregivers’ win FMLA coverage

  • May 01, 2002

Truck driver Joseph Scamihorn Jr. saw his 73-year-old father fall into a deep depression soon after his daughter, Joseph's sister, was murdered. After notifying his...

When bad edicts come down

  • March 01, 2001

You want to earn the trust of your staff, but that’s hard when you’re forced to carry out changes that neither you nor your team agree with.