Time Off & Leave

Do Employees Get Time Off to Vote?
Do Employees Get Time Off to Vote?

The general election is November 8, 2016, and let’s admit it, we’re all a little tense about it. While we can’t fix that, we can help you with some guidance addressing what employers and managers need to know about voting and other political activity in the workplace....

Paid Sick Leave Still Contagious Across the Nation
Paid Sick Leave Still Contagious Across the Nation

Changes in employment law tend to occur in waves, as different states create their own legislation on whatever topic has come into the public eye. Unfortunately, sometimes these trends take on momentum and start spreading more like a virus. In recent years, paid sick...

Emerging Exceptions to Paid Sick Leave Laws: Progress at Last
Emerging Exceptions to Paid Sick Leave Laws: Progress at Last

Paid sick leave laws have continued to make employers sick with their complexity and rigidity (we recently addressed them here if you missed it). Worse, they’re hard to apply, as their requirements are often clear as mud when first released. Finally, some states are...

Texas Employers: Paid Sick Leave Laws in Legal Limbo
Texas Employers: Paid Sick Leave Laws in Legal Limbo

When we tell business owners and managers about paid sick leave laws, the most common response we hear is, “I already offer paid time off, so I don’t need to do anything.” This is an enormous, and unfortunate, misunderstanding and one that can immediately get a...

Taking Control of Your Time Off Policies
Taking Control of Your Time Off Policies

At CEDR, we help our members craft time off policies and find vacation scheduling solutions on a daily basis. We often find that business owners aren’t sure what they’re allowed to do, and aren’t sure what others are doing. This is a big way that we help out thousands...

Texas Employers: Paid Sick Leave Battle is Over…For Now.
Texas Employers: Paid Sick Leave Battle is Over…For Now.

A few months ago, we reported on Austin and San Antonio’s proposed paid sick leave laws, and the legal challenges facing Austin’s law. Now, Austin’s law, which would have taken effect on October 1, 2018, has been struck down by a state court of appeals. After months...

Vermont Paid Sick Leave Minimum Increase
Vermont Paid Sick Leave Minimum Increase

If you’re a Vermont employer, you should already be providing paid sick leave to your employees, as the state sick leave law went into effect almost two years ago.  The law initially required all employers to provide at least 24 sick leave hours per year, but that...

7 Things Your Timekeeping System Should Do
7 Things Your Timekeeping System Should Do

Analog punch clocks are all but relics of a forgotten time as most private employers now use some sort of digital timekeeping option to track employee hours. Many of those digital timekeeping tools are provided free with your office’s chosen management software, which...

California Wage Notice Guidance for Employers
California Wage Notice Guidance for Employers

You already know that it’s difficult to be an employer in the state of California. In fact, if you’re a California employer, you’re probably sick and tired of people telling you how difficult it is to be an employer in the Golden State.  Let’s flip that soggy old...

When Your Employee Prefers Unemployment to Work
When Your Employee Prefers Unemployment to Work

The COVID-19 crisis has stretched on for more than two months and entrepreneurs across America are now looking to reopen their businesses -- and the economy, in general. Of course, the first piece of that equation involves recalling your employees who have been...

Timekeeping Has Never Been More Important for Your Business
Timekeeping Has Never Been More Important for Your Business

As you look to reopen your business, it’s important to make sure that your timekeeping system is capable of tracking situations that are more complicated -- and more immediately pertinent to your office’s financial needs -- than ever before. Even before the virus hit,...

FFCRA Healthcare Exemption and Other Rules Updated
FFCRA Healthcare Exemption and Other Rules Updated

The Department of Labor (DOL) announced that it has updated its rules regarding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The new rules go into effect on September 16, 2020.   The update occurred in response to an August 2020 decision by a federal district...