Schools across the United States are opening their doors – virtually and many physically, too – to students this fall. The logistics of teaching and school openings, like many businesses, vary. This has left many working parents to try and figure out how to juggle work and their children’s school.
Whether you’re sending your children back into the classroom or enrolling them in virtual learning from home, schedules may still be far from normal. Regardless, the key to success for working parents during this time is to stay safe and organized.
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law that became effective in 1993. It allows eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job protected leave for specified family and medical reasons.
Topics: Human Resources
Studies show that businesses that hire diverse candidates and emphasize inclusion have a leading edge in innovation, global perspective, and revenue. However, the benefits of developing a diverse and inclusive workplace far exceed helping an organization take the lead competitively – they'll also foster an environment of respect, equity, and empowerment among employees.
Read on to learn why you should focus on diversity and inclusion for HR and how to implement a program that makes an impact.
Back in March, when we were scrambling to react to COVID-19, many were faced with challenges related to childcare – schools began switching to remote learning and places of care were shutting down. Many working parents remained hopeful that these difficulties would subside if they just made it to summertime.
Now, summer is coming to an end, and we’re headed into yet another school year, but not how we expected to. With coronavirus cases still present, and schools remaining uncertain about openings and the logistics of teaching, many employees are facing the continued challenges of juggling work and childcare during this pandemic.
The coronavirus pandemic has caused widespread disruption in the United States, with governments at all levels grappling between the health and safety of their citizens and the need to keep the economy running. Business owners are eager to keep their companies operational and are contending with complying with all types of federal, state, and local regulations. In addition to facing the pandemic’s impact on the economy and their employees’ safety, businesses are now taking yet another hit: claims and lawsuits.