It’s Peak Flu Season. Here’s What Employers Should do Now

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It’s Peak Flu Season. Here’s What Employers Should do Now

The U.S. is in the height of flu season, which means employers are likely to see an influx of employees coughing, sneezing and spreading germs in the office. Aside from passing a box of tissues, employers may be wondering what they are legally permitted to do when their workers get sick.

One benefit that is becoming increasingly relevant is paid sick leave. Several cities and states — including Arizona, California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Chicago and others — have paid sick leave laws on the books. But while many companies offer paid sick leave as a benefit, there is no federal paid sick leave law. Paid sick leave laws may remove some incentive for sick workers to report to work, making the illness less likely to spread to the rest of the workforce.

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By Jay Starkman and Robert Dominguez. As published in Employee Benefit News

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Top compliance issues New York employers should know about

Lawmakers in New York have made 2019 a banner year in the area of employment regulation, both at the state and local levels. If you are an employer in the state, you know the legal landscape is constantly changing and you need to stay on top of the latest rules in place wherever you have employees.

Here is a list of the top compliance issues effecting private employers in New York as of this summer. 

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Employee Relations: Handling Romances Between Co-workers

Romances between co-workers, and extramarital affairs especially, tend to raise eyebrows. So how is a manager or HR director supposed to deal with it?

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