Sick leave

Laserfiche Launches Business Process Automation Package to Support Organizations' Post-Pandemic Digital Reopening

Tuesday, August 3, 2021 - 12:00pm

The package includes three categories of process automation users can utilize for a variety of contexts: short-term emergency response, medium-term workflow modernization, and long-term digital transformation.

Key Points: 
  • The package includes three categories of process automation users can utilize for a variety of contexts: short-term emergency response, medium-term workflow modernization, and long-term digital transformation.
  • In addition to enabling the rapid deployment of automated solutions, the Digital Reopening package gives organizations the tools to track requests and process data, allowing for continuous optimization.
  • To learn more about how organizations have used Laserfiche throughout the pandemic and in planning for the future, visit Laserfiche's Digital Reopening Resource Page .
  • Laserfiche is the leading SaaS provider of intelligent content management and business process automation.

Laserfiche launches business process automation package to support organisations' post-pandemic digital reopening

Tuesday, August 3, 2021 - 12:00pm

The package includes three categories of process automation users can utilise for a variety of contexts: short-term emergency response, medium-term workflow modernisation, and long-term digital transformation.

Key Points: 
  • The package includes three categories of process automation users can utilise for a variety of contexts: short-term emergency response, medium-term workflow modernisation, and long-term digital transformation.
  • In addition to enabling the rapid deployment of automated solutions, the Digital Reopening package gives organisations the tools to track requests and process data, allowing for continuous optimisation.
  • To learn more about how organisations have used Laserfiche throughout the pandemic and in planning for the future, visit Laserfiche's Digital Reopening Resource Page .
  • Laserfiche is the leading SaaS provider of intelligent content management and business process automation.

Business Leaders Join Together to Call for Paid Family and Medical Leave in New Video

Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 6:05pm

WASHINGTON, July 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Today, the National Partnership for Women & Families released a new video featuring some of the most recognizable leaders in business advocating for a nationwide paid family and medical leave program.

Key Points: 
  • WASHINGTON, July 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Today, the National Partnership for Women & Families released a new video featuring some of the most recognizable leaders in business advocating for a nationwide paid family and medical leave program.
  • The video features business leaders from ThirdLove, Patagonia, Sun Life U.S., Thinx, Airbnb, Seven Seven Six, Levi Strauss & Co., Brew HaHa!
  • "As Congress is considering investments in infrastructure and caregiving, it is critical that paid family and medical leave is part of the package.
  • The National Partnership for Women & Families is also launching a six-figure multi-state ad campaign to showcase the voices of business leaders that are advocating for a nationwide, inclusive paid family and medical leave program.

$3.4M Uber Paid Sick Days Settlement Largest In History Of Seattle Labor Standards Enforcement

Thursday, June 24, 2021 - 10:55pm

Over 15,000 drivers will benefit from the largest settlement agreement in the history of the Seattle Office of Labor Standards.

Key Points: 
  • Over 15,000 drivers will benefit from the largest settlement agreement in the history of the Seattle Office of Labor Standards.
  • "When I needed to take time off work to help my wife through emergency surgery, I wasn't paid for sick days that I had earned," said Papa Diawara, an Uber driver who will receive payment under the paid sick days settlement agreement.
  • The paid sick days ordinance is one of a series of nation-leading labor protections won by Uber and Lyft drivers organizing in Seattle.
  • Under the settlement agreement, 15,084 Uber drivers will be paid one sick day if they have unused paid sick days accrued before April 1st, 2021.

Global Companies, Small Business Owners Join Together to Support a National Paid Leave Policy

Monday, June 21, 2021 - 2:00pm

WASHINGTON, June 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- This week during Businesses for Paid Leave Week of Action businesses from around the country will join together to show support for a federal paid family and medical leave policy.

Key Points: 
  • WASHINGTON, June 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- This week during Businesses for Paid Leave Week of Action businesses from around the country will join together to show support for a federal paid family and medical leave policy.
  • In recent months there has been a groundswell of momentum and growing support for a broad investment in care infrastructure including a federal paid leave policy, including:
    Over 1,400 small businesses across the country have signed on to support paid leave, working with Main Street Alliance and members of the Small Business for Paid Leave Coalition.
  • Businesses for Paid Leave Week of Action is being organized in partnership with PL+US (Paid Leave for the U.S.), the National Partnership for Women & Families, Times Up, Main Street Alliance, and Paid Leave for All.
  • PL+US (Paid Leave for the United States) is the national campaign to win paid family and medical leave for every working person in the US.

S&P Global Recognized for Outstanding Work to Support Healthy Families and Communities: JUST Capital

Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - 10:05pm

"We are thrilled to be recognized for our work to invest in our people and communities," said Dimitra Manis, Chief People Officer, S&P Global.

Key Points: 
  • "We are thrilled to be recognized for our work to invest in our people and communities," said Dimitra Manis, Chief People Officer, S&P Global.
  • As part of its work to cultivate healthy families and communities, S&P Global has:
    Increased paid sick leave to a minimum of 10 days, including the assurance of paid leave should an employee need to be treated for COVID-19.
  • With support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, JUST Capital identified issues that best define how companies invest in the health of families and communities.
  • Our divisions include S&P Global Ratings, S&P Global Market Intelligence, S&P Dow Jones Indices and S&P Global Platts.

Newfoundland and Labrador budget regresses to failed austerity measures

Monday, May 31, 2021 - 10:59pm

ST. JOHN'S,NL, May 31, 2021 /CNW/ -Newfoundland and Labrador's 'Change Starts Here' budget regresses to failed old-school austerity measures, as newly-elected Premier Andrew Furey missed the opportunity to launch a progressive plan to move the province and its workers forward.

Key Points: 
  • ST. JOHN'S,NL, May 31, 2021 /CNW/ -Newfoundland and Labrador's 'Change Starts Here' budget regresses to failed old-school austerity measures, as newly-elected Premier Andrew Furey missed the opportunity to launch a progressive plan to move the province and its workers forward.
  • "Focusing on a balanced budget forces the government to enact short term measures rather than creating a vision for the future and then developing a path to get there," said MacNeil.
  • While the budget does offer some investment in oil and gas, it falls short on support for hard-hit workers.
  • However, the budget failed to help workers by raising the minimum wage or legislating employer-paid sick leave, as Unifor called for during the last provincial election campaign.

Three Day Online Workshop: The Ultimate Guide to California FMLA/CFRA, ADA/FEHA, PDL, and Workers' Compensation (June 9-11, 2021) - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 11:18am

Dealing with medical leaves and accommodations is highly susceptible to errors, miscues, and mistakes, and employers need expert help to navigate the new regulations.

Key Points: 
  • Dealing with medical leaves and accommodations is highly susceptible to errors, miscues, and mistakes, and employers need expert help to navigate the new regulations.
  • This 12-hour workshop, lasting three and a half days, prepares companies for the new changes in CFRA employment law.
  • For over 28 years, she has been helping companies implement FMLA/ADA regulations since they were originally passed in the early 90s.
  • As well as the implications of ADA/ FEHA and FMLA/CFRA running concurrently with other medical leaves including Workers' Compensation and your own company policies.

Nova Scotia temporary and voluntary paid sick day program falls short

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 11:07pm

b'HALIFAX, NS, May 12, 2021 /CNW/ - While it is a positive first step Nova Scotia\'s temporary and voluntary paid sick leave program falls short of providing the protection that all workers need.\n"This paid sick leave program runs for a scant 82 days and will only benefit those who get sick or require time off to get a COVID test, get vaccinated or self-isolate within that time frame," said Unifor National President Jerry Dias.

Key Points: 
  • b'HALIFAX, NS, May 12, 2021 /CNW/ - While it is a positive first step Nova Scotia\'s temporary and voluntary paid sick leave program falls short of providing the protection that all workers need.\n"This paid sick leave program runs for a scant 82 days and will only benefit those who get sick or require time off to get a COVID test, get vaccinated or self-isolate within that time frame," said Unifor National President Jerry Dias.
  • "\nThe new Nova Scotia COVID-19 Sick Leave Program will provide up to four paid sick days between May 10, 2021, and July 31, 2021.
  • The program covers wages up to a maximum of $20 per hour or $160 per day with a maximum payment of $640 dollars.
  • New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador have failed to provide any paid sick days before or during the pandemic.\nNova Scotia is the third province to introduce paid sick leave programs during the pandemic, following Ontario and British Columbia , which both offer three paid sick days.\nUnifor is Canada\'s largest union in the private sector, representing 315,000 workers in every major area of the economy.

UFCW 1518 Disappointed in BC Government's Minimal Paid Sick Leave Announcement

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 3:12pm

b'NEW WESTMINSTER, British Columbia, May 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UFCW 1518 is disappointed in the minimal paid sick day provisions announced by the government of British Columbia.\nPremier John Horgan and Labour Minister Harry Bains announced that employers will now be required to cover three paid sick days for their workers.\nThe paid sick days program is temporary and applies to full-time and part-time workers, but not to contract or gig workers.

Key Points: 
  • b'NEW WESTMINSTER, British Columbia, May 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UFCW 1518 is disappointed in the minimal paid sick day provisions announced by the government of British Columbia.\nPremier John Horgan and Labour Minister Harry Bains announced that employers will now be required to cover three paid sick days for their workers.\nThe paid sick days program is temporary and applies to full-time and part-time workers, but not to contract or gig workers.
  • The government has committed to creating a permanent paid sick leave program beginning in January 2022 but has not stated how many days it will apply for and what percent of wages it will cover.\n"While this program will provide an immediate benefit for some workers who do not currently have paid sick days, it does not go far enough," says UFCW 1518 President Kim Novak.
  • "\nUFCW 1518, labour activists, medical professionals, and front-line workers have been calling for a universal paid sick leave plan for months.
  • Research shows that paid sick leave can lead to an up to 50 percent reduction in COVID-19 cases.\nThe federal government created the Canada Sickness Recovery Benefit (CSRB) in August 2020 to provide some paid sick leave options for all workers.