The Most Creative Work Excuses

Recently, CareerBuilder surveyed about 2,300 hiring and human resources (HR) managers and 3,300 of their employees to learn about calling-in-sick behavior. The survey found that almost 4 in 10 employees called in sick when they were healthy.   The Work Excuses CareerBuilder’s study also collected the actual excuses that went along with calling in sick. The survey discovered that 27% …

New California Paid Sick Leave Statue to Go Into Effect in 2015

California employers will have to provide paid sick leave to employees under a new statute signed by Gov. Jerry Brown.  The bill, California Assembly Bill (AB) 1522 “Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014” will go into effect July 1, 2015. California is the 2nd state in the nation, following Connecticut in implementing state-wide paid sick leave benefits for employees. …

Is Mandatory Paid Sick Leave In Your Future?

Congress and US DOL using H1N1 scare to push for mandatory paid sick leave. Look out employers, the Deputy Secretary of Labor, Seth Harris, gave a testimony on November 10th, 2009, to a Senate Subcommittee pushing for mandatory paid sick leave. Using the national concern over the H1N1 flu, the Deputy Secretary explained the US DOL strongly supports the Healthy …

Time Off for Parental Involvement in Education Act

New law mandating employers to provide unpaid time off to parents for their children’s education On August 5th, 2009, employers with 50 or more employees must provide up to 18 hours of unpaid leave for parents to attend parent-teacher meetings and other school-related events. The bill, Parental Involvement in K-12 Education Act, was signed into law by Gov. Ritter on …

“Sick at Work”

Survey reports large percentage of employees to go work sick. The Workforce Institute™ recently announced the findings of a new survey conducted by Harris Interactive®. According to the study “Sick at Work”, an overwhelming 98 percent of employees working full time have gone to work when they were sick. The survey of more than 1,000 U.S. employed adults demonstrates that “presenteeism” (sick …