Fur-ternity Leave? | Mercer

Fur-ternity Leave? | Healthcare | Mercer 2018

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Fur-ternity Leave?
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Calendar28 August 2018

Keeping up with the long list of state mandated paid leave benefits has been a real challenge. Then along comes this story on a special type of leave with the goal of helping out employees with furry family members. Examples include an employer allowing a week of work from home days for employees to help their new furry companion adjust to new surroundings to an employer providing two weeks of paid leave for employees adopting a rescue dog or other animal. While this type of benefit could be a real differentiator, employers are encouraged to review these types of policy changes with in-house or outside counsel. As for us, we viewed it as a shameless opportunity to share photos of our blog dogs with our readers as we end the dog days of summer.

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