Issues and Trends

Five frequently asked questions about New York’s paid family leave program

Over the last few weeks, we’ve posted about what paid family leave benefits are and how they could be a fit for your organization. One of the biggest changes coming in the paid family leave space is New York’s upcoming implementation of a mandatory program. As of January 1, 2018, any private employer in New […]

Four questions to determine if paid family leave is right for your organization

As the debate over a national paid family leave law (PFL) plays out in Washington, many states and organizations have already established their own PFL policies. While it is more common in certain industries, companies across many sectors are following the PFL trend. But how do you know if adding PFL benefits are right for […]

Paid family leave: what you need to know now

Today’s “average” American family is evolving. There are fewer households with a full-time stay-at-home parent than in years past. Men are more active as family caregivers.1 And more families are caring for both children and aging parents.2 Yet the U.S. does not have a national paid family leave (PFL) program to support this changing workplace […]

Addressing health conditions in the workplace with manager training

Recently, a survey we conducted found 53% of employees were too scared to bring up their health condition with a manager, while only 29% said the same of working with HR.1 On the other hand, 73% of employees felt that HR knew how to support them, while only 61% said the same of their managers.1 […]

How to have “the talk” about an employee’s health condition in the workplace

Talking to an employee about his or her health condition in the workplace can be tricky. I often hear from managers that this is one of the hardest parts of their job. While it can be a difficult task, I would argue that it’s one of the most important. As an HR manager or senior […]

Three questions to ask when vetting disability carriers

Every day, employees face a host of medical issues that could affect their productivity at work or lead to a disability leave. While you can’t always plan for the unexpected, your organization can positively impact what may be a challenging time for an employee by ensuring you have the right disability program in place. Choosing […]

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