Senate Health Bill 1.2 and repeal of Obamacare both dead, but not buried: Four Republican senators have publically opposed the updated senate health care bill.
Oopsy daisy! In the process of permanently laying off a group of employees after Defendant-company was purchased, the terminated employees all received separation pay as part a legally executed separation agreement. Courtesy of a typo in one particular agreement, instead of getting 34 weeks of pay amounting to $80,805.97 as was intended, the Plaintiff’s agreement stated he would get $80,805.97 per week for 34 weeks amounting to a very generous, but erroneous $2,747,400 separation...
According to data issued by Bloomberg BNA in its "HR Department Benchmarks and Analysis 2017" report the size of HR departments is growing. Their report, which includes benchmark data from nearly 700 HR professionals of U.S. employers, suggests that the median ratio of HR staff to total employee headcount is at an all-time high of 1.4 full-time equivalent HR employees for every 100 workers served by the HR department.
According to the Project: Time Off report, The State of the American Vacation 2017, it appears that Americans might finally be starting to use their vacation time. For years, vacation time usage has been on the decline in the U.S., but the 2017 report shows some optimistic results.
Number of organizations calling for federal paid sick leave: Some 340 organizations across the U.S. penned a letter to members of Congress urging their members to "commit to support a strong, responsible national paid family and medical leave policy and reject harmful alternatives."
The salary history question has become quite controversial in recent months, and some cities and states have created laws around it. It used to be an expected question during the interview process, but there is debate over whether the question is a fair one and could cause pay inequality to prevail as women progress through their careers.
Productivity, collaboration and innovation is a difficult proposition for many employers. For those employers that have telecommuters, many have used and/or developed internal tools from Instant Messaging to blogs to internal LinkedIn type pages to encourage teamwork, camaraderie, and innovation within the workplace. However, the tide appears to be turning.
You have spent time and resources looking for just the right candidate for your open position. You finally found the person you want to hire, but there is still the background process to go through. You get the final report. Something came up on your applicant’s background check, now what? As stated by George Bernard Shaw, “Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.” What does the warning from Mr. Shaw have to do with the background report? An item...
If Cyber Monday during the holidays isn’t bad enough with on-line shopping distracting employees and impacting productivity, now employers have to deal with the latest online shopping “holiday” mid-year with Amazon Prime Day. For those who aren’t familiar with Amazon Prime Day, it is the mid-summer sales equivalent of Christmas in July.
How long did you sleep last night? If you’re like 83% of U.S. workers, not enough. While the American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends that adults get 7-8 hours of sleep each night, only 17% say they actually get that full amount according to a recent Career Builder survey. 60% feel that the lack of sleep negatively affects their work.
Limited travel ban upheld by Supreme Court: The Supreme Court agreed last Monday to allow a limited version of President Trump’s ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries to take effect and in the fall will consider the president’s broad powers in immigration matters in a case that raises fundamental issues of national security and religious discrimination.
New interviewing technique - 140 characters or less: Talking with recruiters is already stressful enough by phone—and now there’s a startup that wants to make it easier and more enticing by using the language many younger people prefer: text messages.
Friday, June 23rd is the 19th annual “Take Your Dog to Work Day” and many employers will be recognizing the day by allowing their employees to bring Fido into the office. Take Your Dog to Work Day (TYDTW Day) was created by Pet Sitters International (PSI) in 1999. PSI created the day to encourage businesses to allow dogs in the workplace for one Friday each year to celebrate the great companions dogs make and promote their adoptions from local shelters, rescue groups, and humane...
A recent survey by CareerBuilder reveals that 70% of employers use social media to screen candidates before hiring. Just one year ago that number was only 60%. Is a person’s online persona becoming as important as their resume?