HR Headline Roundup for June 3-7, 2019

Maine Mandates Paid Leave for Any Purpose, HR Dive

Under a law that takes effect Jan. 1, 2021, organizations that employ 10 or more people for more than 120 days during a calendar year must authorize one hour of paid time off for each 40 hours worked.

After Suicides on Consecutive Days, NYPD Urges Officers to Ask for Help, The Hill

Chief Terence Monahan shared a video via Twitter that drives home the messages of “You are never alone” and “No situation is hopeless.” Information on receiving counseling and accessing other resources is included in the video.

Does Employee Engagement Differ All That Much From Employee Experience?, HR Technologist

In an interview, Lisa Sterling, chief people and culture officer at Ceridian, explained, “The employee experience is the sum of everything an employee sees, hears, feels and believes about their employment throughout the employee lifecycle.”

Luzerne Co., Penn., Cyberattack Apparently Started With Opened Email Attachment, Government Technology

HR, the corrections system, courts and several other municipal departments serving the Wilkes-Barre area lost access to key databases and online resources between May 25 and June 5. Malware got onto county servers despite a months-old policy of “flagging all incoming emails from noncounty senders with a notice reminding staff not to open attachments or click links unless they are sure it is safe.”

Rising Funeral Costs Put Pressure on Local Governments, Governing

Noting that “the average cost of a funeral today is $7,400, a price tag that’s risen nearly twice as fast as inflation since the 1980s,” the article goes on to describe the financial strain induced by storing bodies and subsidizing internments for indigent families.

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