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FMLA in NY: Family and Medical Leave Explained

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law that provides unpaid leave to employees with a new child, a serious health condition, or a sick family member. FMLA leave is available to employees in all 50 states, and New York is no exception. But New York is one of a handful of states that also has its own paid leave laws.
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How to Write an Incident Report: The Comprehensive Guide

In an ideal world, every working environment would be perfectly safe and there would never be any workplace incidents. But no matter how effective your risk management system may be, accidents can still occur.
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HR

FMLA in Texas: What Employers and Employees Need to Know

Having a baby, dealing with a chronic illness, or taking care of a sick family member can put a lot of stress on full-time and part-time employees alike. A leave of absence can be an appealing option, but it may leave employees wondering if their job will still be there for them when they return.
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How to Ensure OSHA Compliance: the Ultimate Guide

Dangerous working conditions in industries across the nation sparked the creation of occupational safety regulations. Under these regulations (both federal and state), workers have a right to do their jobs without the danger of being injured or killed, and employers have a responsibility to ensure a safe workplace for all employees.
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7 Best Practices for Conducting Accident Investigations Effectively

Risks are an inherent part of any business, especially to workers, property, or equipment. A good safety program that includes streamlined risk management and effective safety training may mitigate most of the safety hazards, but accidents can still occur. It's essential that any such accident (even a small one) is thoroughly investigated to find the root cause of the accident and prevent future incidents.
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HR

7 Trends Shaping FMLA Leave Management

Changes to the Family and Medical Leave Act during the pandemic, and the increase in state-specific paid leave programs, can leave HR departments struggling to keep up. In one case, an employee took his employer to court over their refusal to honor an FMLA leave request submitted via Facebook Messenger!
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Digitization vs Digitalization: Which Is Right for Your Business?

Digitization and digitalization may sound similar, but they refer to two different concepts. One is simply a matter of converting information into digital form, while the other refers to a big-picture process that may involve major changes to your business model.
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HR

How to Take a Leave of Absence Under FMLA in Washington

Washington state has one of the most robust paid leave programs in the country, but it’s also subject to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), an unpaid leave program that guarantees up to 12 weeks of leave for eligible employees in all 50 states.
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FMLA in California: How It Differs From CFRA for Employers & Employees

If you’re thinking of taking a leave of absence to start a family or deal with a serious medical issue, then California is a good place to be. Not only will you be protected by the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), a federal law, but you may be eligible for state-level job protections that are more robust than in many other states.
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safety management

How to Create Robust Safety Procedures: Everything You Need to Know

Every workplace comes with a certain amount of risk of accidents and workplace accidents, which can cause mild or serious injury or even fatalities, be it an IT office or a construction site. And while you can’t completely remove the risks or prevent all accidents, you can definitely take steps to mitigate as many risks and safety hazards as possible.
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