December 2023

Use Caution When Granting Family Leave Before Employee Is Eligible

My employee wants to take 12 weeks off for child bonding, but he has worked for us for only 11 months so he’s not eligible for protected family leave time yet. Is there anything I need to be concerned about if we go ahead and grant his child bonding family leave time early? Employees generally

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2024 IRS Mileage Rates

On December 14, 2023, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued the 2024 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. Beginning January 1, 2024, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be:

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Floating Holiday Policy Determines Payout When Employment Ends

Our company offers floating holidays to employees. Do these floating holidays have to be paid out at termination? The short answer is — it depends. As discussed below, employers must be careful that their floating holiday policies clearly state when floating holidays may be taken and for what reason. Otherwise, you may end up having

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EEOC’s New Five-Year Strategic Enforcement Plan (SEP)

On September 21, 2023, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released its Strategic Enforcement Plan (SEP) for fiscal years 2024 through 2028. As previously reported, in early 2023, the EEOC released a proposed SEP for stakeholder and public feedback. The SEP’s purpose is to coordinate enforcement efforts within the various EEOC field offices to create a unified

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