Leave of absence

Downtowns Recover Faster When Employees are Required to Come into the Office

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 12:00pm

This year, as we dig out from a historically volatile past 18 months, employers are working off-cycle and employees who are normally on vacation this time of year are in the office and figuring out the next steps.

Key Points: 
  • This year, as we dig out from a historically volatile past 18 months, employers are working off-cycle and employees who are normally on vacation this time of year are in the office and figuring out the next steps.
  • If rules are meant to be broken, this is the year for it.
  • VTS Rise is the industrys most comprehensive tenant experience solution, offering occupiers, building operators, and visitors an immersive, tech-enabled experience.
  • More than 60% of Class A office space in the US and 12B square feet of office, retail, and industrial real estate globally is managed on the VTS platform.

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.

New Study Reveals 63% of Healthcare Providers Plan Time Off from Practice, While Demand Increases for Some Specialties

Monday, July 19, 2021 - 1:00pm

"The pandemic highlighted gaps in existing employment strategies and gave some providers time to reconsider priorities.

Key Points: 
  • "The pandemic highlighted gaps in existing employment strategies and gave some providers time to reconsider priorities.
  • It's now more important than ever that we are prepared to support the healthcare workforce to ensure patients have access to care."
  • In fact, 14% of physicians and advanced practitioners are still unemployed after being furloughed or laid off last year.
  • Many clinicians are planning on making a job change soon, with 41% planning to change jobs within the next year.

$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.

HSI Donates Dozens of Luxury Resort Vacations to Breast Cancer Survivor Foundation

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 - 3:00pm

"When we heard Cathy describe the work her organization does to support breast cancer survivors, we saw the importance of her mission and knew we had to get involved," said Bryan Rand, President of HSI and parent company Vacation Innovations.

Key Points: 
  • "When we heard Cathy describe the work her organization does to support breast cancer survivors, we saw the importance of her mission and knew we had to get involved," said Bryan Rand, President of HSI and parent company Vacation Innovations.
  • Send Me On Vacation provides emotional healing experiences for breast cancer survivors in a group vacation setting, using guided meditation alongside a focus on reviving the inner spirit of each participant.
  • The program is designed to provide recipients with adventure, exploration, and friendship in exciting destinations around the world.
  • "We believe vacations are truly transformative and are proud to help share that experience with these individuals when they need it most."

Bummer Summer? Over Half of Canadians Don't See Joy in a Staycation

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 2:05pm

As part of this week's Canadian launch the company surveyed 1,000 Canadians to create a clearpicture of camping opportunities and attitudes from coast to coast.

Key Points: 
  • As part of this week's Canadian launch the company surveyed 1,000 Canadians to create a clearpicture of camping opportunities and attitudes from coast to coast.
  • 18.5% of Canadians say they can't even remember the last time they had a vacation.
  • Key findings of the survey:
    Canadians may be compromising joy this summer - Nervous Canadians believe that a staycation (42%) is the most realistic vacation plan this summer, but 51.5% admit that they don't think a staycation can 'bring them joy' this summer.
  • Canadians (really) need a vacation - A significant number of Canadians (18.6%) say they haven't had a 'legit' vacation for at least two years.

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.

Deloitte: Forty Percent of Americans Plan Leisure Trips This Summer

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 1:00pm

Four in 10 Americans plan to take at least one vacation this summer, a percentage similar to pre-pandemic summer travel of 2019.

Key Points: 
  • Four in 10 Americans plan to take at least one vacation this summer, a percentage similar to pre-pandemic summer travel of 2019.
  • More than 60% of travelers will spend about the same on their summer trips compared to 2019; only 13% will spend significantly less.
  • While many Americans are ready for a summer vacation, lingering health concerns continue to impact travel decisions.
  • Despite ongoing health concerns, more than a quarter of travelers (27%) plan to visit a city on their summer vacation.

EverythingBenefits Launches Leave of Absence Management Solution

Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 2:10pm

b'NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J., May 20, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --EverythingBenefits, the provider of comprehensive, next-generation benefits automation technology solutions , has launched a best-in-class Leave of Absence (LOA) Management solution, which will allow the company to automate processes and ease the compliance burden of leave of absence management for clients.\nEverythingBenefits LOA Management allows organizations to streamline management and facilitate compliance for the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and other State-specific and employer-designed leave policies.

Key Points: 
  • b'NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J., May 20, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --EverythingBenefits, the provider of comprehensive, next-generation benefits automation technology solutions , has launched a best-in-class Leave of Absence (LOA) Management solution, which will allow the company to automate processes and ease the compliance burden of leave of absence management for clients.\nEverythingBenefits LOA Management allows organizations to streamline management and facilitate compliance for the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and other State-specific and employer-designed leave policies.
  • EverythingBenefits LOA is uniquely designed to support the needs of larger organizations and PEOs that tend to have a distributed, multi-state, and diverse workforce.\nDominique Thomas, Director of Human Resources Services at ExtensisHR , said, "Leave of absence management is a challenge for any employer.
  • EverythingBenefits\' LOA solution automates employee leave eligibility, simplifies the calculations of available time, and eases the burden of sending notices.
  • "\nColleen Bryson, VP of Client Success at EverythingBenefits, said, "Our team is 100% focused on delivering world-class benefits technology services for our clients and we are proud and excited to launch our Leave of Absence Management solution today.