The Relationship Between Being Knocked Up and Paying Out PTO…

Kris Dunn Bad HR, Benefits, HR, Kris Dunn, Payroll, Work Life Balance, You Want Me To Pay For What!?

What the hell is going on in America?  My friend and FOT colleague Tim Sackett dropped some science earlier this week that indicated he actually might be in favor of a proposed law/tax that funds fully paid maternity leave (click to read the post).  Since I’ve routinely called him BARON VON SACKETT in a call out to his free market/Fox …

Mama Pay

Tim Sackett Change, Good HR, HR, in the news, Tim Sackett

Oh, boy, here comes Obama again making me pay for other people’s choices!  This time around he would like all workers to pay for other workers to stay home for 12 weeks, paid, while caring for their new born babies—paid maternity leave.  A worker can use this for their first baby, second, third… 19th, and so on.  Each time for …

What Being Strategic In HR Means – Real Life Case Study

Tim Sackett Compensation/Cash Money, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett

I was in Canada recently to speak at an HR conference.  Upon returning, I wrote a post regarding the differences in pregnancy leave policies between the two countries, and I got a strong reaction from the Canadian side.  Let me break it down for you: United States Pregnancy Leave: FMLA: 12 weeks, no pay to Mother or Father, upon eligibility …

Parental Leave in the US Really Does Suck

Andy Porter Andy Porter, Benefits, Culture, Good HR

Pop Quiz: What does the United States of America have in common with Papua New Guinea and Swaziland? Well, pretty much nothing at all EXCEPT, according to a study done by Harvard and McGill Universities, they are the only 3 developed countries in the world that don’t guarantee working mothers leave with compensation. I didn’t believe it when I read …