Benefits Buzz – August 2016

U.K. Votes to Leave the European Union On June 23, 2016, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union (EU)—a decision that sent shockwaves across the world. While it was a close vote, British citizens ultimately chose to back the Brexit—a term commonly used to describe the British exit from the EU. Benefits Buzz…

HR Brief – August 2016

Employee Leave: Clarifying STD, FMLA, and ADA In addition to the federal requirements under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), many states, and even many localities and municipalities, have enacted employee leave laws. Due to the various leave requirements, employers may have a hard time understanding how…

Live Well, Work Well – August 2016

Zika: Why Men Should Be Concerned Too More athletes are avoiding competing in Brazil’s 2016 Olympics due to fears related to the Zika virus. Although the media has placed a high focus on the dangers for women who contract the virus, infectious disease experts agree—reproductively speaking—that men have the most reason for concern after visiting…