Biden Calls for Nationwide Paid Family and Medical Leave

At a Feb. 2 press conference marking the 30th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), President Joe Biden called for extended support for time-off benefits and announced he had... Read more »

Job Growth Exploded in January

​U.S. employers added 517,000 new jobs in January, much more than expected, according to the latest employment report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).   That’s compared with an average monthly gain of... Read more »

UK: Are You at Risk of Being Laid Off?

​A U.K. Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) study last year estimated that 19 percent of employees in the United Kingdom were likely to face redundancy over the next 12 months. More... Read more »

Expert Q&A: Health Plan Strategy Tips from an HSA Pioneer

​Health savings accounts (HSAs) rapidly became a dominate part of employer-sponsored health care after being authorized in 2003, when President George W. Bush signed the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act.... Read more »

EEOC Solicits Recommendations to Curb AI-Driven Discrimination

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently held a public hearing that enabled workplace experts to offer suggestions for ensuring that artificial intelligence (AI) doesn’t discriminate against job applicants. The session,... Read more »

New Law Rewarding Whistleblowers May Mean New Risks for Employers

​Employers may face higher risks from lawsuits by whistleblowers in the future. As part of last year’s omnibus spending bill, Congress passed the Anti-Money Laundering Whistleblower Improvement Act, which increases rewards whistleblowers... Read more »

Private-Sector Wage and Salary Increases Slightly Slow in 4th Quarter

​Employee compensation growth has slightly cooled again, according to new data released today, suggesting wage growth may have peaked since its record jump in mid-2022. Labor compensation costs in the U.S. for... Read more »

Weekly Jobless Claims Edge Lower

​States reported that 183,000 workers filed for new unemployment benefits during the week ending Jan. 28, a decrease of 3,000 from the previous week’s level. Weekly jobless claims are near their lowest... Read more »

‘Leadership Comes in Little Moments’

“Leadership is an activity, not a position of authority,” Ed O’Malley and Julia Fabris McBride of the Kansas Leadership Center (KLC) write in their new book, When Everyone Leads the Toughest Challenges Get... Read more »

Inflation Caused Many Employees to Stop Saving for Retirement in 2022

​Inflation—which hit a 40-year high last year but has recently shown signs of abating—has taken a dramatic toll on consumers’ lives and wallets, affecting nearly every aspect of their finances. Now a... Read more »
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