Lauren Perales

As an HR Advisor at Zenefits, Lauren provides guidance and best practices to companies of all sizes with any HR and compliance questions. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and chasing her three dogs around.

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How do I politely ask when an employee will return to work after a death in the family?

How do I politely ask when an employee will return to work after a death in the family? Two best practices to support the transition back to work after an employee experiences a death in the family are: creating a company bereavement policy so that all employees understand the benefits available to them, and including […]

Can a company require its employee to provide proof of jury duty?

Short Answer: YES Yes, the short answer is that in some states, employers may require employees to provide proof that their local court summoned them to jury duty, an important civic duty! This can be helpful if your employee lets you know he is going to be at jury duty for a week and you […]

How can I structure my pay and compensation program?

Compensation may not be the sole determining factor in job acceptance and retention, but it is usually a high priority for most employees and candidates. Approaching employee compensation with flexibility can help companies trying to balance the need to compete with budget and manpower restrictions. A pay and bonus program should offer employees incentive to […]