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Workplace stress and the FMLA: A good offense is a great defense

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) may be an option for an employee that is suffering from workplace stress, especially if it rises to the point of a serious health condition that affects the employee’s ability to perform work duties. Once FMLA has been identified as an option, the employee can take a leave of absence all at one time or have some type of intermittent leave that allows for them to modify their schedule.

eBook: Pregnancy discrimination in the modern era

Learn about the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission guidance and accommodations for pregnant employees and the potential impact of a recent Supreme Court ruling. Some employers might choose to do nothing while others implement best practices – know what you’re getting into whichever course you take.

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How will the upcoming leap year impact your payroll?

While a leap year doesn’t guarantee an additional payday for your employees, it does increase the chances. We generally calculate employees’ salaries, contributions and deductions based on a 52-week calendar year, not bothering to count the leap year. But it’s not simply a matter of adding a pay period when leap year rolls around every four years.