The most influential writer of the French Renaissance, Michel de Montaigne, once said, “The greater part of the world’s troubles are due to questions of grammar.” Almost 5 centuries later, this still rings true!
Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Labor has questioned whether the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has the authority to set any salary threshold for overtime pay—not just the pending increase that effectively brings the threshold to $47,476.
As the push for paid leave gains momentum, employers are facing a growing patchwork of state and local laws. And they’re struggling with implementation and compliance, according to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
A bill introduced in the House March 16 would amend the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to allow parents to take 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave for the death of a child.
Having dreams about work sounds like a nightmare! Sleep is an essential component in workplace productivity, but according to a new CareerBuilder® survey, 26% of respondents feel they don’t get enough sleep each night, and 60% say that a lack of sleep has negatively impacted their work.
When starting a business, there are a lot of things to take into consideration. However, how much consideration is taken for the overall design of the company office space? A new survey shows that employers may want to consider overhauling their office space; it may produce happier, more productive employees, and, in turn, increase the […]
We over here at the BLR Media team work hard to get the most relevant and best content available into the hands of you, our subscribers. It is always nice to be officially recognized for that hard work. We are therefore pleased to announce that our very own Stephen D. Bruce, PhD, Managing Editor of […]
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) may be in a holding pattern for now, but employers are probably in for some wage and hour changes in the coming months, Tammy D. McCutchen told attendees at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) employment law and legislative conference.
Having employees who are constantly at each other’s throats can’t be good for your business or office moral! How much time do you spend refereeing your employees’ squabbles? A new survey sheds some light into how long it takes to calm the storm among fighting employees.
Let’s say you’ve been in the office for 2 hours and your coworker, “Sally,” has talked your ear off for 11/2 of those 2 hours. You can’t get anything done because Sally just doesn’t know when to stop. Don’t you wish there was something to help you escape the constant chatter?