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By: Matt Ingold

August 2nd, 2018

NY PFL Expanding to Include Bereavement

Leave Management

As of today, the NY State Senate and General Assembly have both approved bill "S8380A", which is proposing to add the death of a family member to the list of qualifying events for Paid Leave. The bill is currently awaiting Governor Cuomo's signature.

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By: Matt Ingold

May 13th, 2016

What to Know about the New FMLA Administration Poster

FMLA | Leave Management | HR Best Practices

(2 minute read) According to Department of Labor (DOL) regulations, all employers subject to FMLA regulations must display the DOL’s FMLA poster “prominently where it can be readily seen by employees and applicants for employment.” This past week, the DOL has issued an updated FMLA Poster… …I know, try hard to contain your excitement. Nonetheless, with increasing FMLA lawsuits, the following info is essential to employers subject to FMLA.

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By: Matt Ingold

April 28th, 2016

How to Curb FMLA Abuses

FMLA | Leave Management

(1 minute read) Absenteeism has numerous associated costs to an employer. One report recorded the total percentage of payroll associated with lost productivity due to employee absences was as high as 6.2%. That’s roughly $310,000 per 100 employees. While we can’t eradicate employee absenteeism, employers can certainly apply some best practices in curbing FMLA abuses and improving FMLA management. Here are a few considerations.

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By: Matt Ingold

April 22nd, 2016

What to Look For in a FMLA Software Solution

FMLA | Leave Management

Tracking Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave is becoming one of HR’s largest administrative nightmares. With Paid Family Leave Laws just around the corner, finding the right leave management software has just jumped to the top of the priority list. There are just too many labor, legal, and compliance costs associated with absenteeism and poorly managed leave. Who has time for the increasing FMLA lawsuits? When considering an FMLA administration software for improved FMLA management, there are a few items to keep in mind...

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3 Most Common Mistake Employers Make When Offering Benefits

Mistakes are expensive, especially when building benefit plans.

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By: Matt Ingold

March 28th, 2016

Capital Region Human Resource Professionals Show Up in Force at Annual CRHRA Conference

Workforce Management | Strategic HR | HR | Leave Management

What a great conference! The Capital Region Human Resource Association (CRHRA) boasted its greatest turnout to date for its annual one-day conference. Hosting more than 250 attendees made up of the Capital Region’s Human Resource professionals, CRHRA offered a dynamite lineup of speakers and courses aimed at inspiring, educating, and taking the Human Resource profession to new levels of strategic impact.

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By: Matt Ingold

March 22nd, 2016

Keys to Reducing Overtime Costs for the Mid-Market Employer

Workforce Management | HRIS | Leave Management

SHRM’s reported 5.7%-6.3% of payroll attributed to overtime has often been referred to as the cost of doing business. Organizations have never prospered through indifference, mediocrity, and submission to the status quo. For growing mid-market companies, the sudden surge of overtime can often catch employers off guard. Whether prepared to deal or not, overtime pay has a significant price tag on it, averaging roughly $315,000 per 100 employees every year. The top performing companies have experienced success in reducing overtime upwards of 32%. What’s the secret? It starts with improving the way employees make decisions from the top to the bottom of the corporate ladder.

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By: Matt Ingold

March 15th, 2016

What's the Real Cost of Poor Employee Leave Management? WITH INFOGRAPHIC

FMLA | Leave Management

There is a great untold story about the total costs associated with poor employee leave management. Undoubtedly, employee absence, especially when unplanned, can have a costly ripple effect across an employer's workforce. A 2010 Mercer study revealed that the total costs associated with all types of employee absences averages an astounding 36% of payroll. Controlling incidental and extended leave can have a significant impact on reducing the impact of employee absence on annual payroll.   The following infographic covers some of the hard costs associated with employee leave, and how employers have found success in taking mitigation measures. 

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Mistakes are expensive, especially when building benefit plans.

We've outlined the 3 most common mistakes employers make when offering benefits in a quick ebook. Get your copy free when you subscribe to our blog.

Before you leave...

Mistakes are expensive, especially when building benefit plans.

We've outlined the 3 most common mistakes employers make when offering benefits in a quick ebook. Get your copy free when you subscribe to our blog.