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Fortunately, for those of you who continue to kick the can on complying with New Jersey’s Paid Sick Leave law, it’s only been in effect for two days now.

I mean, how much paid sick leave could someone have actually accrued since Monday? Hmmm… Continue reading

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Last week, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced another federal paid leave proposal into the swelling options currently being considered in Congress. Continue reading

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Back in November, U.S. Rep. Mimi Walters (R-Calif.) along with co-sponsors U.S. Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) and Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) introduced the Workflex in the 21st Century Act. I had a big post here about Workflex, which The Society for Human Resource Development (SHRM) has endorsed and touted as “a first-of-its-kind combination of guaranteed paid leave and increased options for flexible work arrangements.”

Should I wait patiently while you click that link and refresh your recollection about Workflex?

Yeah ok, I’ll wait.

I’ll even wait for you to read this SHRM Fact Sheet too. Go ahead.

Now that you’re up to speed, you may be wondering, how does Eric get his teeth so white? whatever happened to Workflex?

Fortunately, I have a big update.

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[UPDATED (12:30 PM Eastern): I made a few mistakes in the original post that I am correcting now. First, the link to the paid sick leave law was to a prior version of the law. I corrected that with an updated link. Second, employees can accrue a maximum of 40 hours of paid sick leave per year, not 72 as mentioned in the original post. I have corrected that as well. I apologize for the mistakes and any confusion they may have created. I also clarified the accrual rules. Fortunately, the new law doesn’t take effect for 180 days. So, there is still time to prepare.]

On the heels of passing the strongest equal pay law in the entire nation, New Jersey has outdone itself.

California, eat your heart out. New Jersey has done it again by passing a new law requiring paid sick leave for employees. Continue reading

Chris Christie at the 2015 CPAC by Gage Skidmore

But, the guy’s been through so much in the past year.

Plus, I’m not certain that any of my Millennial readers know what Mad Libs are. As far as I know, they haven’t developed a Mad Libs Snapchat filter and Mad Libs wouldn’t make for a compelling podcast. Continue reading

A little over three years ago, I blogged here about the Senate and House each introducing the Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act. (FAMILY Act). The FAMILY Act, which never made it out of Congress to President Obama, would have created a national paid family and medical leave program for all workers, male and female.

Well, guess what’s back?

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Panthers. Broncos. Meh.

Doritos won the Super Bowl, amirite?

But, for the 10% of your workforce that may be missing work today, you’ll have to wait until tomorrow to get their opinions on the Super Bowl commercials. Many of those employees told you in advance that today would be a day off. But, what will you do about the others who don’t show up for work?

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Last week, President Obama signed an Executive Order requiring federal contractors to provide paid sick leave. More on that here. The Department of Labor has a roadshow and social media campaign, through which it is touting the benefits of paid family and medical leave. And the Family and Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act is currently pending in Congress. This bill would provide create a family and medical leave insurance program.

As the debate over government-mandated paid sick leave continues, Patrick Kulp at Mashable reports here that over 200 faculty members from 88 institutions across the country, including MBA programs at NYU, Harvard and Wharton, have signed this open letter calling upon Congress to adopt a national paid family and medical leave policy.

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“Doing What’s Right – Not Just What’s Legal”