Parental/family leave

Managing Health and Productivity in the Age of Coronavirus: The Professional Healthcare, Wellbeing and Absence Management View

Last updated: May 5, 2020 The Coronavirus Pandemic The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak beginning late in 2019 has reached pandemic proportions, affecting individuals, institutions, and businesses. Public health agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have issued guidance for employers to help curb the transmission [...]

Impacts of Co-Workers’ Leaves

What Really Happens When a Co-Worker Takes Extended Leave? Perspectives From 538 Employees Productivity Implications for Employer Leave Strategies Several states and municipalities appear poised to adopt paid leave laws that cover most employees. To help employers design leave policies that sustain productivity with minimal impact to staff workloads, morale, and personnel costs, IBI surveyed [...]

IBI Benchmarking Analytics: How Do FMLA Bonding Leave Outcomes Differ by State?

As more states and local jurisdictions consider adopting paid family leave (PFL) laws, several IBI members have requested information about Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave outcomes across states with differing policies. To support these requests, we created an online interactive map using FMLA leave data from 2011-2017. The map reports men’s and women’s [...]

Are More New Fathers Taking FMLA Leave for Bonding?

In July 2014, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) ruled that paid parental leave is separate from medical time off for childbirth and that employers that offer paid parental leave must do so for men and women on equal terms (sometimes referred to as the parity rule). This report looks to see whether more men [...]

IBI Leave Policy Benchmarking Presentation

Brian Gifford, IBI’s director of research and measurement, kicked off the 2018 DMEC Annual Conference in Austin and presented the latest findings from our Leave Policy Benchmarking Series. Dr. Gifford offered insight for employers on how their leave programs stack up against the competition. Attracting and retaining a workforce is even more critical in these [...]

Benchmarking Analytics: Costs and Durations of Short-Term Disability Claims for Pregnancy

IBI analyzed short-term disability (STD) leave outcomes for pregnancy claims in its Disability and Leave Benchmarking data. Some findings to highlight include: From 2013 to 2015, two-thirds of pregnancy STD claims were for normal delivery. One in six pregnancy claims were for cesarean delivery and nearly 1 in 8 were for pregnancy complications.  The average [...]

IBI Benchmarking Analytics: FMLA Leave Durations for Hospitals In and Outside of California

IBI members occasionally request information about disability leaves that is not included in the standard benchmarking reports. When IBI can provide an answer that may be of interest to other members, we make the results available in a series of analytic findings. The second in this series finds that FMLA leave durations for hospital employees [...]

FMLA Incidence Rates for CA Hospitals

IBI members occasionally request information about disability leaves that is not included in the standard benchmarking reports. When IBI can provide an answer that may be of interest to other members, we make the results available to the member community. The analysis finds that California (CA) employers generally have higher FMLA incidence rates than other [...]