3 employees reported this benefit
It was what the law calls out, to the tee. It was totally overboard but that's what our company situation required per our H/R dept. We had 66 different program versions of one required law due to different locations and departments, and then on the other end of the spectrum we had a program in place for just 3 employees (Continental had 52000 employees at the time). But it was all dictated per the employment laws we have in this country. In my working career span (over 25 years) the build up of the H/R departments in large companies has been absolutely idiotic. You can not make any, (not one), personnel decisions at United/Continental without H/R being involved. Every department had at least 1 H/R representative to make sure we followed the law of the land, and they went out of their way to make sure we did not get in any legal troubles. Always leaning very heavily to the "nobody ever did anything bad enough" side to incur any discipline for breaking any company rules. I never, in 18 years, saw anyone relieved of their duties by H/R. I did see a couple of managers take employees badges away from them and send them home for serious offenses, but usually within 2 days they were back at work courtesy of H/R and their union.