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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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EEOC Issues Supplemental Guidance on COVID-19 Warning Employers Against Violations of Federal Discrimination Laws

On June 17, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (the “EEOC”) issued supplemental guidance warning employers about potential violations of federal discrimination laws including the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (the ADA”), and Title VII.  Among other things, the EEOC’s guidance discusses how potential issues may arise in the […]

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How to Handle Remote Employees Once Your Business Re-Opens

New York businesses are finally re-opening and with this “new normal” comes many questionDO s for employers and their employees.    One question which has surfaced for many of PMP’s clients is, “do I have to allow employees who were working remotely to remain remote now that offices can return to on-site work?”  The simple answer […]

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Are you a Manager of People™?

Effective Managers of People™ impact employee engagement, which leads to a greater commitment to work, the work that will get accomplished ahead of schedule and more productively.  This impacts the bottom line.  Managers of People™ are accountable for the proactive conversation whether an employee works remotely or not. At a minimum, managers should focus on […]

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EEOC Delays EEO Data Collections Due To COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

In the May 8, 2020 Federal Register the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced it will delay the anticipated opening of the 2019 EEO-1 Component 1 data collection and the 2020 EEO-3 and EEO-5 data collections because of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency. EEO-1, EEO-3 and EEO-5 filers should begin preparing […]

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Looking To Hire New Employees? What Employers Need To Know About the Hiring Process and COVID-19

Employers are faced with new challenges and responsibilities during this COVID-19 pandemic.  While some businesses have placed their hiring efforts on the back burner, many companies are suddenly finding they need to hire new employees to meet their business’ needs during this pandemic.  Employers must now navigate the hiring process while maintaining the balance between […]

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New Model Federal COBRA Notices and Emergency Extensions to COBRA Deadlines

By Tony Haberman, President, The Haberman Group, tony@thehabermangroup.com The Department of Labor (DOL) released updates and clarifications related to employee benefits, including updates to the current model COBRA notice and an extension of certain statutory deadlines intended to minimize the possibility of participants and beneficiaries losing benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic. WHO HAS TO COMPLY? […]

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