Relocation Repayment and FMLA (another throw to the readers!)

Evil HR Lady

That said, in this last year, I have taken a 14-week maternity leave, which was partly paid, vacation, and partially unpaid. Do you know this affects my “one-year” tenure in the position, particularly the unpaid leave (which I believe was 5 weeks)?

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Dealing with a Jealous Co-worker

Careers Done Write

It is very tempting to tell all of your work friends what a jerk the jealous person is. Retaliation by down-talking the jealous person or seeking the sympathy of others is the wrong choice. This issue is between you and the jealous person. Leave everyone else out of it.

Trending Sources

how to adjust to a new job with extreme flexibility

Ask A Manager

Everything can be done online, so often people just leave early and work from home or sometimes just don’t come in at all. A lot of days, I find myself done with my work pretty early and would love to beat the traffic, but I wait around until the last person leaves or until a little after 5 p.m. It seems that they would be fine if I starting leaving early as long as I’m finished with my work, but I’m nervous and I’d like your opinion first.

Organizational Turnover Paranoia: What David Ogilvy Would Do?

HR Capitalist

Now - I''m on the record as HATING long, one-say email missives that someone is leaving the organization. It won''t fit in every situation, but for voluntary terms where you like the person leaving, it has power.

How to Resign Gracefully

The Undercover Recruiter

But no matter – you be the better person, leaving with every loose end tied up, and your head held high. You know you will cause your employer huge issues if you leave at such short notice. You have got a new job! Well done.

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When Sick Leave isn’t Enough & Employees Need a Leave of Absence


In last week’s post , I wrote about why paid sick leave is good for business. For most employees who are under the weather, a basic paid sick leave program can be enough to help employees recover from illness and minimize the risk of contagious employees spreading cold and flu germs around the office. But what happens when an employee’s time off for health reasons exceeds what you offer in your paid sick leave program? Know When to Give FMLA Leave Rights.

Can It Wait?


After the person leaves, you find yourself thinking ‘now where was I?’, In the world of business, we are all well aware of “interruptions” during our day.

When “Being Nosy” Can Be a Powerful Technique

Career Realism


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Do I Stand a Good Chance of Getting a Job in This Economy?

Resume Bear

Use it to highlight all the reasons you are the right person for the job you are applying for. Any more risks losing your prospective employer’s attention; * Don’t be too personalleave out your marital status, date of birth, and that snazzy headshot. It seems like everyone’s talking about jobs and the economy these days.

When Important People Leave: Circle the Wagons and Fire Up the "Us vs. Them" Machine.

HR Capitalist

If you''re like most companies, you have people leave all the time. You don''t want them to go, but your business won''t collapse if they leave. What do you do when a truly key person decides to take his/her talents elsewhere?

Retaining the Hourly Employee


Provide personal leave options for people to pursue other interests. Structure your workforce so its widely accepted to take an unpaid personal leave to travel on a band tour. Let them leave and take a break, they will quickly realize how good they had it.

how to fire an I.T. director who has passwords to everything

Ask A Manager

Unfortunately, people aren’t always dealing with best case scenarios, and far too often you only have one person with the keys to the kingdom. In that case, have someone else on hand who knows how to change passwords and get them before the person leaves. They need to give them to the company, just like they would turn in their company-owned phone or laptop, and having someone on site to change them means that you can verify they are correct before the person leaves.

salaried employees and missed days: when do they have to be paid?

Ask A Manager

The regulation states: “While an employer cannot make deductions from pay for absences of an exempt employee occasioned by jury duty, attendance as a witness or temporary military leave, the employer can offset any amounts received by an employee as jury fees, witness fees or military pay for a particular week against the salary due for that particular week without loss of the exemption.”. You can also apply the employee’s sick leave/PTO time if they have any.

Showing Your Employees You Care, On The Cheap


Giving your workers the opportunity to utilize flex-time in their work schedule will make it easier for you to accommodate reasons for personal leave like appointments. Pictured: Stocked Kitchen full of snacks and treats at Google’s Corporate offices. .

my office doesn’t give us computers, my coworker gets paranoid when I talk to his staff, and more

Ask A Manager

The reason this gives me such pause is (a) this is such an immense cost to the employees it’s unbelievable, (b) I worry about mixing my personal and work, in terms of who owns what, and (c) this was my personal computer long before it was my work computer — what ability/right do they have to see what I’m doing on it outside of work time? If you otherwise love the job and feel good about the employer, it’s not necessarily something to leave the job over.

manager blocked internal move, salary when moving to part-time, and more

Ask A Manager

I recently made a request at my job to move from a full-time schedule to a part-time one, due to some personal and medical issues that need more of my attention. My employer (a large company) advertised a post (to internal and external candidates) for a secondment to cover someone’s maternity leave. This person’s line manager has refused to release them from their current position. Many companies do indeed require a person’s current manager to sign off on a transfer.

“If I am terminated for cause, can accumulated leave time and comp time be denied me?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Over the course of my employment I have accumulated significant “leave time” and “comp time” that, under normal circumstances, and according to the Leave Manual would be given to me in a lump sum upon separation. However, there is a fundamental difference between “comp time” and “leave time” when that rule is applied. . Leave Time (or Vacation Time) is very different; it is not a form of wages, but rather a benefit that is not required by law.

The Day I Got Married ?, Part 2: Solemnization and Marriage

Personal Excellence Blog

The only reason why Dr. Kwoh wasn’t booked yet was because he originally blocked May 25 out for personal leave – but he promptly voided that and agreed to officiate our marriage after receiving my request.

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offering prayers to a coworker, employee falsely accused of attending a white supremacist march, and more

Ask A Manager

Recently, “Jane,” someone from another department (not the one I manage) requested bereavement leave to attend a family member’s funeral in another state. Jacaranda has been very clear: she does NOT want a party to mark her retirement, and if she gets wind of any party planning, she will call out sick or leave early to avoid the festivities. Someone who says that she’ll leave early to avoid a party is serious about not wanting a party. It’s five answers to five questions.

debriefing a project without personal attacks, letting people know I’ll be their reference, and more

Ask A Manager

Making sure a project debrief doesn’t become a personal attack on a coworker. I have an employee who just told me he is leaving for one of our competitors. So he asked a coworker we had who left here almost three years ago who was the only person he could think of. You’re probably thinking, “Well, of course — I’m not going to make them leave that week or anything like that.” Should I stop deactivating my personal page? It’s five answers to five questions.


HR Capitalist

An Organ Donor can also be a manager or executive in your industry that''s hemorrhaging talent due to various personal issues they have or a management style has worn thin on a group of direct reports that once tolerated it. Organ [???r??n] n] Donor [?do?n?r]

when can you use someone’s first name, when to disclose salary, and more

Ask A Manager

you can start out with the person’s first name. I think a key indicator of a toxic workplace is when people leave frequently. In future job interviews I want to somehow ask “Why did the last person leave?” ” Or even better, “Why are people leaving the company?” Sure, you can ask, “Why did the person previously in this position leave?” It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

Performance Review a Problem? 16 Steps to a Robust Rebuttal

Sklover Working Wisdom

“The only perfect person. None of these can be proven, or disproven, and all are potentially either (a) made up (that is, falsified), (b) mental impressions without basis in reality, or (c) entirely capable of being based in personal animosity, discrimination or other improper motive. I always say to myself, “How could a person fail as an employee, as a leader and as a supervisor, and yet have his department achieve all of its assigned, objective criteria of success?”

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Maybe You Should Just Offer Reasonable Bereavement

Evil HR Lady

John Hyman has an interesting post on Bereavement Leave and FMLA. 8/26/10), an employee sought and received FMLA leave to care for her hospitalized husband. When he died a week later, she took three days’ bereavement leave. I'm not a fan of government stepping in and telling companies when they have to allow time off, but I am a fan of reasonable bereavement leave.

correcting coworkers who use the wrong words, negative coworker is stressing me out, and more

Ask A Manager

Plus, I think it can negatively impact a person’s professional persona, however subtly. I have a colleague, a counterpart on my team, who went through a very tough time and ended up taking personal leave. She remains on leave; it has been almost a year now. No reasonable person is going to hold this against you once you explain. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Correcting coworkers when they use the wrong words.

why should employers care about my long commute?

Ask A Manager

The reason for that is that they’re concerned that you’ll quickly burn out on doing such a long commute and end up leaving over it much sooner than you would otherwise. No one wants to invest in hiring and training an employee and have the person leave after a few months because the commute is killing them, so they’re trying to get a feel now for whether you’ve really thought it through and whether it’s really realistic.

you suck at firing people

Ask A Manager

Instead of addressing the problem, they put it off, or send coded messages rather than being clear, or just hope the person leaves on their own. Firing an employee s one of the hardest parts of a manager’s job … but it’s also one of the most important, because having the right people – and only the right people – on your staff will make a huge difference in how effective you are and how much you’re able to accomplish.

a bomb scare made me late to an interview, agenda for meeting with a new boss, and more

Ask A Manager

I don’t want these people to think that I’m a chronically late person and I’ve been out of work for a while. Should I just leave well enough alone? The HR person encouraged me to apply anew to this position, which I did. However, in my conversation with the HR person, she denied that this was their intent and said that it was due to a restructuring in the company. Do I need to be paid for my whole resignation period even if they have me leave early?

Are You a Tool?

The Job Quest

How To Choose a Picture for Your Personal Brand Melissa Cooley Twitter: TheJobQuest August 31st, 2010 @ 11:23 am You are too funny, Jorgen! Recent Comments Ed Han October 25, 2010 (5:46) Root Canals, Job Search, and the Art of Personal Branding Melissa, thanks for having Ryan guest-blog!Ryan,

Time off for Exempt Employees

Evil HR Lady

As an exempt employee with an administrative definition, is sick leave deducted on 1/2 day basis, e.g., going home sick mid-day. It seems it would be standard policy to charge that time against sick leave. Also as an exempt, what allowances are in place for things such as doctor's appts or other personal appts, if you have used your personal leave days and come in late due to an appt, can that time legally be deducted from any remaining vacation benefit?

deli meats and working lunches, internal candidates need not apply, and more

Ask A Manager

I have told my direct supervisor, who is very supportive, and we have a great parental leave policy. It’s pretty reasonable to ask the person in charge of ordering food to order something that you can eat. If for some reason talking to that person directly doesn’t make sense, I’d explain what’s up to your manager, since she already knows about your pregnancy, and ask her her support in broadening what’s being offered, without tying it to you. (If

sharing resumes with coworkers, should I have to plan a going-away party for my cubicle mate, and more

Ask A Manager

It’s absolutely fine to share information about applicants, including their resumes, with others within your organization; in fact, it’s common practice in many companies to share them within your department, or with other departments who might have an interest in a particular candidate, or to share the resume of the new hire with your whole team before the person starts. I have sat next to this person for nearly 2 years, and yes we talk a lot and have laughs.


Resume Help Blog

Personal income tax rates will rise. Itemized deductions and personal exemptions will again phase out, which has the same mathematical effect as higher marginal tax rates.

“Does leaving an employer, and then returning, relieve me from a.

Sklover Working Wisdom

Blog » “Does leaving an employer, and then returning, relieve me from a non-compete agreement I signed the first time I was hired?” Does leaving an employer, and then returning, relieve me from a non-compete agreement I signed the first time I was hired?” Why Did You Leave?

my coworkers keep pressuring me to take vacation — but I need to save up time for a chronic illness

Ask A Manager

Unlike at my previous jobs, sick leave and vacation don’t accrue separately here – there’s just one bank of paid personal leave. As a chronically ill person who has had to miss a lot of work over the past few years (I’m currently in slightly better health, but I will inevitably get sick again), it seems foolish for me to miss a lot of work for something other than “can’t get out of bed.” ” You may also like: how much sick leave is reasonable to use?

my boss fired me but will probably change his mind, fringe hobbies on resumes, and more

Ask A Manager

This is happening to me and I am prepared to leave, but I have a feeling he may “allow me to stay” at last minute. I was as vague as possible about my hospitalization when I alerted my supervisor that I would be taking some leave time, and I only used leave time that I had earned. Besides 2 personal leave days I took off for the hospital, I have been working full time and completing my deadlines and projects.

answering questions from your old employer after you've moved on

Ask A Manager

I’d be willing to do that for $x/hour if that would be helpful.&# (This may lead to a consulting arrangement, but more likely it’ll lead to them leaving you alone.) I mentored my replacement, and I feel like I have a personal and professional investment in her success.

How UnMarketing Can Help You Find A Job

Tim's Strategy

And you can also work to become a person of influence. A great example of him engaging his audience until the last person leaves. I’ve told you about him before. How he exploded like a cherry bomb on the stage at Blog World in October.

Maybe You Should Just Offer Reasonable Bereavement

Evil HR Lady

Tuesday, November 09, 2010 Maybe You Should Just Offer Reasonable Bereavement John Hyman has an interesting post on Bereavement Leave and FMLA. 8/26/10), an employee sought and received FMLA leave to care for her hospitalized husband. Like Jon Stewart says: "Be a person!"

I’m not my boyfriend’s keeper, employee is openly job searching from work, and more

Ask A Manager

I am the team lead of a two-person admin team for a sales department. I am the supervisor of the second person, but not her manager; however, most critiques are expected to flow through me first unless there is a serious problem. The second person spends most of her time in our reception area (answering phones, greeting visitors, etc.) Recently though, I have noticed that this second person is spending quite a bit of her time at the front desk searching for a new job.