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DOL Releases New FMLA Poster and Employer’s Guide

The U.S. Department of Labor has released two documents in April 2016 that may impact how your company complies with the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). This includes: New Poster: The DOL released an updated version of the FMLA poster that covered employers are required to display in a conspicuous place where employees and […]

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New York Enacts Paid Family Leave Law

On April 4th, 2016, the Governor of New York signed a bill that will require employers to provide paid family leave benefits to eligible employees as part of the state’s disability insurance program. In light of this news, New York employers and employers with employees in New York should review their existing family and medical leave […]

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November 2015: HR Brief Newsletter: Preventing Workplace Violence, The ADA, and Employee Engagement

We’re happy to report that our clients may now download the November 2015 edition of the HR Brief newsletter. This monthly newsletter provides a brief overview of timely topics that may impact your organization. Here are the key articles that you’ll find in the November 2015 edition of HR Brief: Preventing Workplace Violence: Provides guidance […]

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Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law: Final Regulations and Employee Notice

The Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office has issued the final regulations and corresponding employee notice for the Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law, which goes into effect on July 1, 2015. Summary of the Law The Earned Sick Time law requires employers to provide all employees, including part-time, seasonal and temporary employees, one hour of sick time […]

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DOL Releases New FMLA Forms

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently released new forms for employers to use in connection with leave taken by their employees under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). While previously released versions of the forms had contained month-to-month expiration dates, the new forms reflect a new expiration date of May 31, 2018. […]

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March 2015: HR Brief Newsletter: FMLA and Workers’ Compensation, Apprenticeship Programs, and More

We’re happy to report that you may now download the March 2015 edition of the HR Brief newsletter. This monthly newsletter provides a brief overview of key, timely topics that may impact your company’s Human Resources department. Clients of CBG Benefits may download their copy via the CBGconnect portal. Here are the key articles that […]

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DOL Issues Final Rule to Expand FMLA Protections for Same-sex Spouses

On February 25th, 2015, the Department of Labor issued a final rule that expands protections for same-sex spouses under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Here are some key points to note about this rule: Place of Celebration: The final rule adopts a “place of celebration” rule, instead of the “state of residence” […]

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DOL Proposes Rule to Expand FMLA Protections for Same-sex Spouses

On June 20th, 2014, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a proposed rule that would expand protections under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) for same-sex spouses. The primary change under the proposed rule involves revising the definition of “spouse” under the FMLA to: Adopt a “place of celebration” rule (which is based […]

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Losing Sleep Due to Compliance Fears

As a Human Resources professional, are you losing sleep due to fears regarding your company’s compliance responsibilities? If so, you are not alone. A study that was released by ADP and reported on by BenefitsPro highlights a number of statistics that are worth noting: 57 percent of HR professionals at small businesses lack confidence in their […]

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Is your Employee Handbook Ready for an Examination?

When is the last time that you reviewed your company’s Employee Handbook? If it has been awhile, this recent news story may cause you to move that item up the priority list. The article discusses how T.G.I. Fridays has come under fire as a result of having policies that were found to be out-of-date or […]

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