The Coronavirus, or COVID-19, is challenging us all in ways we could never imagine. More employers are reevaluating their paid leave policies to address the spread of COVID-19 and as a part of their business plan.
This year, the State of the Union will take place on February 4 at 9 p.m. EST. This date is significant for several reasons. It takes place one day after the Iowa caucuses, amid a presidential campaign, and likely in the aftermath of the impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate. While the address takes place during a whirlwind political climate, SHRM remains focused on policy, not politics, advocating for positive workplace solutions.
This past weekend I was fortunate enough to drive two hours north of my house with my wife to visit my parents – Connie and Don Fleming. Of course, this also meant that I was able to return to Ada, Ohio (center of the universe.) I spent the day cleaning the gutters, removing dead rose bushes and tightening all of the shutters on the windows. My mom stayed with me to give me “direction” and my dad stayed inside to chat with my wife.
Reader Question: Can an employee be docked on a yearly/scored performance evaluation for using their paid sick leave benefit for legitimate medical appointments?
The Purpose of Employer Paid Leave
On November 7, @shrmnextchat chatted with the SHRM Government Affairs Team about 2018 Midterm Election Results and Implications for the Workplace.
If you missed this important chat you can read all the tweets here or below:
Last night’s midterm elections resulted in a tilt of power for the 116th Congress with democrats clinching the majority in the House of Representative and republicans expanding their majority in the Senate.
Many employers have no-fault attendance control policies. Stated generally:
This morning I had the opportunity to testify before the U.S. House Education and the Workforce Committee Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions to express and explain SHRM’s support for H.R. 4219, the Workflex in the 21st Century Act.
On July 24, 2018, SHRM president and CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. testified before the Committee on Education and the Workforce’s Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions, on the on benefits of the Workflex in the 21st Century Act (H.R. 4219) for both employers and employees.
To view the press release, please click here.
On February 7, @shrmnextchat chatted with members of the SHRM Government Affairs team and Council for Global Immigration on 2018 HR Advocacy and Public Policy Priorities.
In case you missed this excellent chat in advance of the 2018 SHRM Employment Law and Legislative Confernce, you can read all the tweets here:
While President Donald Trump called for paid parental leave in his State of the Union address, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is supporting enactment of the Workflex in the 21st Century Act.
SHRM strongly encourages the White House, Congress and employers to support H.R. 4219. It addresses the needs of businesses and employees by providing predictability for employers and generous paid leave and workflex options for the workforce.
When Work Works Winners Get Creative with Time-Off and Teambuilding
As hurricanes Harvey and Irma made landfall in the U.S. over the past two weeks, no one could have imagined the historical nature of their effects. Even the best prepared contingency plans were put to the test.
What is HR’s role in crisis planning and recovery?
SHRM Connect is an online community where SHRM members can ask questions and get answers on a variety of HR topics. It’s a great place to network with other HR professionals and share solutions.
The conversation topics range from “HR Department of One” to Employment Law, are always insightful, and deal with some of the most pressing issues that HR professionals face in the workplace today.
Don’t have one? Good. You can skip today’s post.
As for the rest of you, say a silent prayer to whatever higher power you believe in, email me a thank you, and read on…
I’m always amused when employment lawyers trip over themselves each year at this time to blog about the risks of gambling and lost productivity with the always-popular NCAA basketball tournament. It’s akin to the famed quote from Casablanca when Captain Renault says in Rick’s Cafe, “I’m shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!”