Learning from the Employee Benefits Pandemic Experience

​The COVID-19 pandemic changed many things—and employee benefits are no exception. In response to the health crisis, employers quickly rolled out new offerings, and enhanced existing benefits, to help employees. And they... Read more »

With Inflation, Even Workers Earning Six Figures Feel the Sting

​Financial fragility has been widespread among workers as inflation and prices remain high. And while the pain is being felt primarily among low-income workers, there’s a surprising group of employees who are... Read more »

Mechanic Not Entitled to Overtime Pay Under FLSA

​Takeaway: An employee who repaired hydraulic cranes that were permanently affixed to trucks and could travel on highways was exempt from the FLSA’s overtime compensation requirements because he was a mechanic under... Read more »

Defense Contractors Are Learning to Accept Remote Work

​The defense contracting community is not known for making big changes to standard operating procedure. But like many other employers, these firms—which work with U.S. military and intelligence agencies and employ people... Read more »

Building Trust Through Transparency: A Q&A with Shirley Davis

Shirley Davis, SHRM-SCP, has spent more than 30 years of her career advising companies on such workplace issues as talent management; cultural transformation; and diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I). She is president... Read more »

How ‘Creator’ Platforms, ChatGPT Are Transforming Corporate Learning

​The learning and development (L&D) team at ZoomInfo, a software company in Vancouver, Wash., had a dilemma. The team wanted to start creating short instructional videos to help new customers and employees... Read more »

How to Build a Better Professional Network

A professional network can be an important tool for advancing your career. But not everyone knows how to network effectively, and many are afraid to even try. That’s a missed opportunity, experienced... Read more »

Legislators Disagree on Proposed Labor Reforms

​Congressional lawmakers recently debated the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB)’s policy choices and contrasting legislative proposals that would impact employees’ union rights. At a May 23 hearing with the U.S. House Committee... Read more »

As Employees Prioritize Financial Benefits, Some Employers Cut Back

Persistent high inflation, drastic market swings and recession fears have taken a big hit on employees’ financial confidence, leading them to value financial benefits more than ever, new research suggests. But there’s... Read more »

Minnesota Passes Sick and Safe Leave Law

​Minnesota will soon join the ranks of states with state-wide earned paid sick and safe leave requirements.  The Minnesota legislature passed the Earned Sick and Safe Leave law (ESSL), and Gov. Tim... Read more »
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