Monthly Archives: July 2020

New York Passes State-Wide Paid Sick Leave Law

New York State is among the ever-growing list of states and localities mandating that employers provide paid sick leave to employees. Passed in April 2020, the New York State Labor Law was amended to require all employers, regardless of size, to provide annual sick leave to their employees.  The statewide sick leave law applies to […]

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Unconscious Bias In The Workplace

The word “bias” has come up so much in the news today.  Add to that the word “unconscious” and one can see how we can have a problem with communication in our every day lives and in the workplace. So what do we do about this, especially in the world environment we all live in […]

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U.S. Department of Labor Issues New FMLA Forms and Notices

On July 17, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued new model notices and forms to be used by employers in the administration of the FMLA. The DOL anticipates these revised forms will increase compliance with the FMLA and make life easier, both for the health care providers who fill out the forms and […]

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Managing Unprofessional Employee Behavior On Social Media

Social media has become ingrained in mostly everyone’s daily life.  What many people do not understand is that when they post on Facebook, send a Tweet, or comment on a photograph on Instagram, their online actions and persona can lead back to their employer and place of work.  When does this become a problem for […]

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