Blogger Archives: Marina Galatro

Marina Galatro

Marina A. Galatro, PHRca, SHRM-CP, is a Senior Human Resources Consultant and HR Partner at Willis Towers Watson's Human Capital Practice. She has more than 20 years of experience providing HR consultation and direction to executives, managers and employees.

The paid sick leave law wave continues across the U.S.

In the past two years, the number of paid sick leave laws has exploded to more than 30 laws, covering five states and more than 26 cities and counties. Continue reading →

Which Bathroom Do I Use?

If an employee comes to you and asks this question, how would you respond? The debate over bathrooms has been all over the media. Continue reading →

Paid family leave: A U.S. culture shift?

There is growing support in the U.S. for more substantial paid family leave beyond the unpaid weeks required under the FMLA. What should companies consider? Continue reading →

Navigating the Paid Sick Leave Law Trend: Are You Up to Speed?

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The idea of mandatory paid sick leave has been around for over 10 years. Continue reading →

DOL’s New Definition of “Spouse” Takes Effect March 27

On February 25, 2015, The Department of Labor revised the regulatory definition of “spouse” under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to include same-sex marriages regardless of the state in which the employee lives. Therefore, eligible employees in a … Continue reading →

After 20 Years, is FMLA Easier to Administer? Not Since the DOMA Decision.

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The U.S. Family and Leave Act (FMLA) has been part of the workplace for over 20 years now and you would think that it would be easier for HR to administer.  But that is not the case. There are confusing … Continue reading →