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Billionaires Paying Off Student Loans Isn’t a Solution

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Having a billionaire pay off your student loans is about as likely as winning the lottery. Instead, graduating seniors will be looking to their future employers for help with their student loans, and so will older workers who have outstanding loans.

Job Offers Up but Salaries Mostly Flat for 2019 Graduates

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Salaries for newly minted college graduates are virtually flat from 2018 despite low unemployment. But pay is rising faster for some positions and salary offers vary by location, so continually assessing compensation is vital to stay competitive.

EU: Employers Must Record Employees’ Work Time

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

The European Court of Justice recently ruled that European Union (EU) member states must enact laws requiring employers to record employees' daily work hours. Employers ultimately will have to set up systems to record the daily work time.

IBM Transforms Its Approach to Human Resources with AI

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

IBM has spent the last five years using its artificial intelligence tools to design HR initiatives that evaluate employees and prepare them for internal mobility and career advancement. The company is in the process of recreating its business from manufacturing computer chips and selling low-end hardware to investing in cloud computing, technology services and cognitive solutions, and wants to boost its talent pool to support that shift.

More Men Say They Are Uncomfortable Interacting with Women at Work

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Sixty percent of male managers admitted that they are uncomfortable mentoring, working alone with or socializing with a female colleague in light of the #MeToo movement, a recent survey found.

Putting Humanity into HR Compliance: Creating a Coaching Culture—Doing vs. Understanding

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Here's the case study of what happened when a difficult-to-work-with manager learned how to collaborate and share knowledge.

Your Career Q&A: Your Resume Has to Be Right to Land an Interview

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Ever wonder why potential employers never call you back? Career columnist Martin Yate weighs in.

Viewpoint: Optimizing the Employee Experience

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

​The employee experience is a broad and complex topic. This HR People + Strategy (HRPS) white paper by Josh Bersin provides ways to optimize the employee experience by looking at the whole picture first, and then zeroing in on how to really make an impact within your company.

New Jersey Governor Signs Data-Breach Notification Amendment

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Gov. Phil Murphy recently signed an amendment enhancing New Jersey’s data-breach notification law by expanding the definition of personal information and updating notification requirements.

New Colorado Law Criminalizes Some Wage Violations

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Colorado employers will soon face potential criminal charges for failure to pay wages. Once the new law takes effect on Jan. 1, 2020, employers will need to ramp up their wage and hour compliance efforts or risk facing criminal penalties.

Scott Mugno Withdraws as OSHA Nominee

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

President Donald Trump’s nominee to be assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health, withdrew his name from consideration in a letter submitted May 14 to the White House and to Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta.

Worker Who Tested Positive for Opiates Loses ADA Claim

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

An employer’s concern about whether a worker’s medication interfered with his ability to safely perform his job was not evidence that the employer regarded him as having a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Pay for Commuting and Meal Breaks Isn’t Included in Overtime

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Although a logging company paid its workers an hourly wage during meal and commute times, that time was improperly included in the calculation of penalties for overtime violations under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Leave Laws by State and Municipality

Monday, May 20, 2019

A chart of leave laws by state.

Anticipating the Next Recession

Monday, May 20, 2019

It’s the tightest labor market in 50 years, but fear of a looming recession is out there. Even though no one’s really certain about when it may happen or what might cause it. So is talk of a recession a false alarm?

Viewpoint: Has Your New Hire Gone MIA? Here’s Why

Monday, May 20, 2019

Time to face the facts: Your new rock star employee has decided the job wasn't a good fit. No letter of resignation, no two weeks' notice; he just never returned. You've been ghosted.

An HR Exec for Each CBS Show?

Monday, May 20, 2019

Following allegations of sexual misconduct and abuse, CBS sent a memo to staff in early May saying that each CBS Studios production would now have a dedicated HR person assigned to it.

Connecticut Lawmakers Approve $15 Minimum Wage

Monday, May 20, 2019

The Connecticut Legislature recently passed a bill to incrementally raise the state minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2023. Gov. Ned Lamont has pledged to sign the bill, which would make Connecticut the seventh state to phase-in a $15 an hour wage hike.

What Should Employers Do When Workers Exhaust FMLA Leave?

Monday, May 20, 2019

When employees exhaust their leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), they may want to return to work or take additional leave. Here are some tips to help employers manage the return-to-work process and decide if providing more leave is appropriate.

France and Spain: Right to Disconnect Spreads

Monday, May 20, 2019

Authorities in France, Spain and elsewhere have implemented or are considering laws requiring employers to recognize employees’ right to disconnect from workplace communications.