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freelance

Not So Fast Millennials; Boomers and Gen Xers Have You Beat in the Gig Economy

There are so many articles out there highlighting the pros and cons of the Millennial generation, but this isn’t one of them. When you think of the gig economy, what comes to mind? Is it a tech start-up, filled with bright-eyed college graduates starting their careers? Or seasoned workers looking for a more flexible schedule? […]

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New Wearable Gadget Isn’t High-Tech, But Does Offer Comfort

Every day, the news tells you that “such and such” is the “new silent killer.” One day, we’re told that sitting will lead to a premature death; so, we go out and buy standing desks. The next day, we’re told that too much standing is bad for our health, so now what? Do we squat […]

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ACA

CBO: $194 Billion Deficit Increase If Key ACA Subsidies End In 2017

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires insurers to offer plans with reduced deductibles, copayments, and other means of cost sharing to certain people, depending on their income, who pur­chase plans through the ACA marketplaces. In turn, insurers receive federal pay­ments arranged by the Secretary of Health and Human Services to cover the costs they incur […]

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BLR’s 2017–2018 Pay Budget and Variable Pay Survey

How much of an increase in pay are your employees receiving in 2017? What level of pay raise is your organization projecting for 2018? 2017 Merit Increases This year’s BLR®—Business & Legal Resources Pay Budget and Variable Pay Survey is practically a replay of last year’s survey, with 18.6% (up from 17.9% last year and […]

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aliens

Only You Can Protect the Planet from Alien …. Microbes?!

Odd job title alert: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is now on the hunt for a planetary protection officer (PPO). What is this, you ask? Well, in a nutshell, the person who takes on the role of PPO basically becomes Will Smith in the blockbuster film, Independence Day—and he or she will be […]

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robot

The Rise—and Fall—of the Machines

Are you part of the 14% of workers who are worried they’ll lose their jobs to automation? As HR technology advances, it’s no surprise that HR professionals may fear losing their jobs to robots, but technology isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be!

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healthcare

Health Benefits During FMLA Leave: Who Pays?

For many HR professionals, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) administration is near—or at—the top of the list of most-hated-things-about-the-job. And given that the law is confusing and burdensome and nitpicky, it’s no wonder.

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job fair

‘Fake’ Job Fair Attracts 300 Attendees

Nothing ever “dies” online. Once it’s out there, people will be able to access it forever; no matter how hard you try to remove it, there will always be some cached form living in obscurity online. Recently, an employer learned this firsthand, as a job fair posting from 2015 came back to life and attracted […]

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Sexual Orientation

DOJ Says Title VII Doesn’t Apply to Sexual Orientation Discrimination

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed an amicus brief in the case of an employee who claimed his employer violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act when it discriminated against him on the basis of his sexual orientation.  The DOJ’s brief asserts that Title VII’s prohibition of sex discrimination does not extend to […]

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