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Employers, Beware! Under FMLA “Parent” Is Interpreted Broadly – And It’s Your Job to Ask the Right Questions

Employers who are familiar with the Family and Medical Leave Act are well aware that employees can use FMLA leave to care for their child, spouse, or parent with a serious health condition. But not all employers are aware that, under the FMLA, “parent” is interpreted broadly to include not only biological, adoptive, step, and […]

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When Cupid’s Arrow Strikes In The Workplace

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and love is in the air – including at the workplace. Workplace romance is very common; according to a 2015 survey, 37% of workers have dated a co-worker at some point. While many companies maintain written policies on workplace romance, there is no real consensus on the most effective approach. […]

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Coaching- Not Just For Sports

Coaching employees has been around since the 1980’s, but it was not until recently that companies and employees have begun to recognize its ability to develop leaders and give them an edge in today’s competitive business environment. A recent study commissioned by the American Management Association discovered that 57% of companies included in the study […]

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Be Aware! NLRB Issues Memorandums Making Unionization Faster and Easier Than Ever

A recent National Labor Relations Board Memorandum, 15-08, has changed the manner in which unions obtain their required “showing of interest.” The General Counsel issued a memorandum which states, “effective immediately, parties may submit electronic signatures in support of a showing of interest.” This has modified the process in which a union election petition must […]

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