As CFOs are well aware, employment laws seem to favor workers against their employers, and they often cost firms money. But that’s not always the case.
Return to Work
As parental leave policies are becoming increasing popular, finance chiefs need to keep this in mind: Not giving new fathers the same type of leave as new mothers to bond with a newborn or newly placed adopted or foster child can prove very costly.
Here’s a tricky scenario for any Finance pro: You have reason to believe that an employee, who has suddenly started showing increasingly erratic behavior, is struggling to do her job and negatively impacting her co-workers. What can you do?
Now may be a good time to make some decisions about what your company’s approach to paid parental leave should be moving forward.
Is your company looking to resume “normal” office life soon? To avoid costly retention issues, you may want to focus on flexibility.
Companies are well within their rights to enforce drug policies that prohibit employees from working under the influence of drugs that impact performance and safety, even if the substances are legally prescribed prescription drugs. But there is a gray area to the law employers must keep in mind.
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