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5 Tips to Implement Summer Work Schedules

It’s that time of year—the sun stays up past 6 PM, flowers are in bloom, and spring fever has started to spread through the office. It won’t be long before summer is in full swing. Not surprisingly, many businesses tend to slow in the summer months, as employees cash in on vacation days and spend more time with friends and family.

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What Is Bereavement Leave?

Losing a loved one is extremely difficult. During tough times, work needs to take a back seat as people focus on being with family, friends, and loved ones. Many companies offer bereavement leave as a way to give employees space and time to cope with  loss .

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NYC Considers New Vacation Day Requirements

With a new proposal making the rounds in New York, workers in the city that never sleeps could be entitled to some R&R.

Earlier this month, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled a proposal that would require businesses to offer at least 10 days of paid time off each year. Employees would be able to use the days for “any purpose,” including vacation, bereavement, and family time. The rules would apply to businesses with five or more employees.

The proposal sits with the New York City Council and Council Speaker Corey Johnson. If approved, it would make the city the first in the nation with a paid time off mandate.

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5 Productivity Hacks for Returning to Work After a Vacation

Taking time off is an important way to recharge, but going back to the office after a vacation can be an adjustment. Ideally, you tied up loose ends prior to leaving to avoid returning to an unmanageable work pile. But things don't stop when you're away, and you'll likely face an overflowing inbox of requests from colleagues–especially if you're on a small team.

If you're overwhelmed, take a deep breath and start with these five tips to help you through the post-vacation workload.

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How Companies Supported ‘Voting Time Off’ on Election Day

On November 6, a record 113 million voters participated in the 2018 midterm elections. With over 49 percent of eligible voters participating, it’s clear that many constituents took time off to vote. From Google’s “Go Vote” homepage to Lyft’s 50 percent discount on rides to the polls, companies large and small did their best to ensure everyone made it to the polls.

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How to Implement an Effective Unlimited Vacation Policy

Unlimited paid time off (PTO) has quickly become one of the most popular benefits in the modern workplace, with companies like Glassdoor, Dropbox, and General Electric getting lots of attention around their unlimited policies. So what is unlimited PTO and how can companies create a policy that maximizes the benefits for everyone? We’ll dig into the ins and outs of implementing an effective unlimited vacation policy.

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Summer’s Over—Did Your Employees Take Enough Time Off?

From long weekends to beach excursions, summer is usually thought of as the hottest time of year to take a break. That’s a good thing—vacation reduces stress and burnout while improving overall happiness. Sounds like it’s time to start planning a fall vacation!


This year, over 235,000  time  off requests came through Namely between Memorial Day and Labor Day. We sifted through all of these employee 
summer vacation requests to see when and for how long employees were taking off. Here are some of the surprising 2018 summer vacation trends we found:

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What Is ‘Volunteer Time Off?’

With unemployment at record lows, companies are looking for innovative ways to attract top talent and stand out from the competition. While paid time off (PTO), family leave, and even sabbatical have all been touted as game-changing perks, there’s one workplace benefit that both helps employees disconnect and serves a greater purpose. In addition to traditional vacation days, many companies are now offering volunteer time off (VTO).

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What Is Paid ‘Safe Time?’

Whether they’ve caught the flu or are welcoming an addition the family, paid leave benefits give workers a chance to recoup without forgoing pay. Traditionally, illness and childbirth have been the two main criteria for determining eligibility.
 

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IMHRO: Why Unlimited Vacation Isn’t a ‘Fool’s Errand’

Namely’s series, In My HR Opinion, brings you honest takes on the hottest HR topics and trends, straight from industry leaders.