Federal and State Holidays in USA: Full List of Holidays

The federal government and all state governments have passed laws designating certain days each year as public holidays. Although there are several days each year that are recognized by the federal government and all state governments as national holidays, each state recognizes additional days each year that may or may not be recognized by other … Read more

Jury Duty Leave

Federal and State Jury Duty Leave Laws and Jury Duty Pay Requirements As Americans, serving on a jury is one of our civic duties. Accordingly, we, as citizens, will all be called to act as jurors sooner or later. In most cases, we’ll be called to serve as jurors in civil or criminal trials in … Read more

Bereavement Leave

What is bereavement? According to Dictionary.com, bereavement for our purposes is defined as “a period of mourning after a loss, especially after the death of a loved one” and “a state of intense grief, as after the loss of a loved one.” Because each individual’s experience when they lose a loved one is different, each … Read more

Pres. Biden signs law making Juneteenth a federal holiday

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On June 17, 2021, President Biden signed Senate Bill 475 declaring Juneteenth National Independence Day a federal holiday. Juneteenth commemorates when news of the Emancipation Proclamation reached enslaved Black people in Galveston, Texas, about 2 1/2 years after the proclamation was first issued. The bill became effective immediately upon being signed. What it means for … Read more

What You Need to Know about USERRA and Other Laws Protecting Vets

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The wars in the Middle East have highlighted the issue of compliance with the workplace protections offered to veterans and reservists. Some laws, such as The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA), are federal, but many states have their own laws affecting veterans and employers. In addition, many employers actively seek … Read more

Seven FMLA Do’s and Don’ts

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The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) of 1993 grants an eligible employee the right to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave from employment. This is due to caretaking reasons, either for themselves or a family member with a health condition (suffering from a serious illness or needing medical treatment). For employers … Read more

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