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How Do You Handle Employees With a Super Bowl Hangover Today?

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By Eric B. Meyer Carolina Panthers. Denver Broncos. Meh. Doritos won the Super Bowl, am I right? But, for the 10 percent of your workforce that may be missing work today because of a Super Bowl “hangover,” you’ll have to wait until tomorrow to get their opinions on the Super Bowl commercials. Handling those who…

Can You Forbid an Employee From Job Hunting While on FMLA Leave?

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By Eric B. Meyer Last Monday, one of my favorite HR bloggers, Suzanne Lucas, aka The Evil HR Lady, addressed a reader question about whether a company can legally prohibit an employee from seeking other employment while on leave covered under the Family and Medical Leave Act. As part of her post, Her Evilness…

Super Bowl Hangover: 10% of U.S. Workforce May Miss Work on Monday

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Some people will take any good reason to miss work. And, recovering from the Super Bowl is probably just as good a reason as any. According to a new survey commissioned in January by The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated and conducted by the Harris Poll, “an estimated 16.5 million employed U.S. adults may miss work the day…

Don’t Look Now, But Your Millennials Are Searching For Their Next Gig

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It’s not true that your Millennials are more likely to job hop than other generations, but they’re probably already looking for their next career move. And that’s as true for Millennials in senior and management positions, as for those in entry-level jobs. Deloitte, which surveyed thousands of Millennials worldwide, says two-thirds of them expect…

What Employers Need to Know About Dealing With the Zika Virus

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By Thomas Benjamin Huggett The Zika virus is receiving significant press coverage, including reports that it may cause birth defects if pregnant women are exposed. Employers may wonder if they have obligations to protect or accommodate employees under state and federal law, including the Occupational Safety and Health Act and the Americans with…

Surprise: Unreported Hours Worked May Count Towards Employee’s FMLA Eligibility

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By Eric B. Meyer It takes 1,250 hours. An employee needs to have worked at least 1,250 hours during the 12 months prior to the start of leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act to be eligible to take qualified leave. A few years ago, I blogged about a case involving a teacher…