Vacation Pay Lawsuit Takes Excursion to Appellate Court and Back

Winnebago County, Illinois recently attempted to avoid a claim for accrued but unpaid vacation pay under the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act (IWPCA) by invoking the 1-year statute of limitations in the Illinois Local Governmental and Governmental Employees Tort Immunity Act. Read on to learn whether the Tort Immunity Act gives a break to […]


5 Ways to Build Up Your ‘Diversity Fitness’

For years, technology leaders have been talking about diversity. “Talking” and “doing” are very different things though, evidenced by the fact that most startups are still dominated by white men. Side note: If you’re still not convinced diverse companies perform better, you’ve got some reading to do before going any further. But if you know […]


New Survey Reveals Employees Favorable Outlook on Artificial Intelligence

According to a global survey of nearly 3,000 employees across eight nations conducted by The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated, four out of five employees surveyed see significant opportunity for artificial intelligence (AI) to create a more engaging and empowering workplace experience, yet admit a lack of transparency from their employers is a primary driver […]


First Impressions: Nearly Half of Employers Know if a Candidate Is a Good Fit within the First 5 Minutes

Acing an interview is an important step in landing a job, but it’s no easy feat, and your time to show yourself off is limited. According to a new CareerBuilder survey conducted by The Harris Poll, around half of employers (49%) know within the first 5 minutes of an interview if a candidate is a […]


Caution Advised for Employers Considering DOL’s New PAID Program

The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) announcement of a pilot program aimed at getting employers to voluntarily work with the department to resolve “inadvertent” overtime and minimum wage violations represents an opportunity for employers to fix mistakes without litigation, but attorneys who work with employers on wage issues urge caution.

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It’s Time to Kill the Job Description

Most companies consider job descriptions to be a necessary evil. No one likes writing them, sure, and it takes a lot of time and energy to put an informative one together. But if you’ve got an open role, you need to have a job description—right?

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9th Circuit Adopts Workweek as Proper Measure for Minimum Wage Compliance

Following the lead of several other courts of appeals and the long-held position of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals—which covers Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington—recently concluded that minimum wage compliance under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is determined by dividing the […]


Exception to the Rule: Understanding the DOL Fiduciary Rule

In part one of this article, we covered the roles and responsibilities of a plan fiduciary and evaluated the new U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) fiduciary rule’s impact, even though full implementation has been delayed—extended to July 1, 2019. In this article, we’ll cover the exception to the fiduciary rule, as well as some steps […]


How Data is Evolving Human Resources

The field of People Science is transforming the way that HR is practiced in progressive companies, and changing the perception and expectations of HR along the way, by showing how the responsibilities of HR can be quantified, improved and most importantly, correlated with business results.  Any competent Chief People Officer will have their own set […]