Helping Employees Through Life Events

Your employees may face several life events that affect their roles at NIU. Situations such as marriage, divorce and disability can have major impacts on your employees' personal and professional lives. When your employee faces such a situation, you can help them navigate through it.


It's important for you to be familiar with policies and procedures regarding life events so you can help inform your employees. Some events can affect their pay or benefits, and many require that they update their employment records.

Your employees may need to take time off work to deal with an issue or situation, such as illness or the death of a family member. You can prepare for this by learning about policies on time off and protected leaves.


If your employee needs help dealing with a difficult life event, you can direct them to Employee Well-being. We can also provide them with assistance planning for retirement, developing a healthy work-life balance and more.

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