From Dan: As a way to honor the individuals who have taught me critical life lessons about people and business, I’ve invited several to write guest columns to run in this space over the next few weeks. Today’s voice of experience once again is Robert L. Brady, the founder of Business and Legal Resources (BLR). […]
Month: May 2016
by Dennis Merley In a unanimous vote, the Minneapolis City Council has passed a paid sick and safe leave ordinance that is scheduled to take effect on July 1, 2017. The ordinance covers all employers with one or more employees, but employers with fewer than six employees must provide only unpaid sick and safe leave. […]
Does your organization use formal employment contracts? An employment contract is an agreement, signed by both parties, that outlines the terms of the employee-employer relationship. It usually includes things like:
Back in 2014, HRSBT reported on the rise of robotics in the service industry, from robotic waiters to robotic cars—nothing was safe from being taken over by technology. However, it appears this trend was short-lived, as three separate restaurants in China are now laying off its robotic workers.
Employee morale can be affected by dozens of factors, but many of them boil down to workplace environment. And a big component of the workplace environment is interaction with other employees. If you’ve got an employee who is difficult to work with in some capacity, that’s got potential to frustrate the whole team and bring […]
Do subcontractors have to comply with Executive Order 13658, which increased the minimum wage for federal contractors?
According to statistics released in 2014 by the United States Census Bureau, women are paid, on average, 79 cents for every dollar their male counterparts earn. A just released study of over 100,000 job offers by Hired.com found that 69% of the time men receive higher salary offers than women for the same job title […]
Although most American workers are satisfied with the health insurance benefits they have now, there is a long-term trend toward wanting more cash and fewer benefits, according to a new survey by the nonpartisan Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI).
So what’s new in the way your company approaches compensation? As the economic climate continues to evolve, so does the strategy at many of your peer organizations.
Under Executive Order (EO) 13672, which took effect in 2015, federal contractors and subcontractors are prohibited from discriminating against applicants and employees on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.