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1. "Paid Leave Is Worth Every Penny" according to Blackstone CEO

Stephen Schwarzman, Chairman and CEO of global private equity firm Blackstone and chair of the President’s Strategic and Policy Forum, published a letter to the editor in the Wall Street Journal on June 19. His letter was in response to an earlier WSJ editorial on paid family leave, “The Ivanka Entitlement,” which critiqued the President’s 2018 budget proposal requiring states to provide six weeks of paid family leave for new mothers and fathers, including adoptive parents.

Tags: leave management, job satisfaction, work-life balance
2. State and Local Paid Leave Laws Cause Compliance Headaches for Employers

A number of cities and states have enacted laws requiring employers to offer paid sick leave to employees. Each state and local government law varies, increasing administrative burden and causing compliance headaches for large multi-state employers, many of which already provide generous paid leave programs for employees. More states and cities are considering legislation in 2017 to mandate paid sick leave. 

Tags: public policy, leave, compliance, leave management, State and Local Governments
3. What can employers do to help their employees take a break?

Encouraging employees to take all of their allotted time-off (PTO) each year is a cost effective way to improve overall employee well-being.

According to a recent report by Project: Time Off, 55% of surveyed American workers did not use all of their vacation or PTO days in 2015. This translates to 658 million unused days.1 While the impact this has on employees and their stress level, job satisfaction and overall well-being has been widely publicized, employers are also negatively affected by PTO/vacation carryover.

Tags: well-being, job satisfaction, leave management, stress, work-life balance

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