Tag: New York City


Internal Communications Mistakes that Destroy Employee Engagement (and How to Fix Them)

Would it surprise you to learn that a staggering 70% of U.S. workers are not engaged with their jobs? Unfortunately, this recent Gallup statistic hasn’t changed much over the past few years so it begs the question—where are organizations going wrong? The answer: a failure to focus on and make a commitment to internal communications.


Judge Blocks Philly’s Salary History Ban

With the city’s endorsement, a federal judge has issued a stay of Philadelphia’s ban on questions about job applicants’ salary history. The new law was set to take effect May 23.


New York City freelancer law to take effect May 15

by Zach Morahan and Shannon Kane New York City’s new “Freelance Isn’t Free Act,” which goes into effect May 15, requires written contracts for many freelance jobs worth $800 or more and provides for stiff monetary remedies if the hiring party tries to avoid paying the freelancer for work performed. Under the new law, a […]


State Minimum Wage Increases for 2017 (Map)

Minimum wage increases will affect numerous states across the country in January 2017. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the current federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour, but the FLSA does not supersede any state or local laws that are more favorable to employees. Therefore, if a state has a minimum wage that […]


The Straphanger’s Special: New Benefit for NYC Commuters

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has signed into law the Affordable Transit Act, which requires New York City companies with 20 or more full-time employees to offer pretax transit benefits. The bill encourages employers to take advantage of an existing federal tax benefit, which already allows businesses to offer its workers $130 a […]


The ‘Work Uniform’ Trend for Women Isn’t New; A Fashion Icon Started It Almost 50 Years Ago

“The Today Show” just reported on gender inequality in fashion for the workplace. Men have been coasting along for years wearing the same few suits, some shirts, and several ties that they select from every day, mixing up the pairing for variety, while females in the workplace are expected to wear the latest colors, hem […]


Keeping Up with These Bosses Must Be a Real Show

If, as one employee put it, a workplace “is already a real show” and a “cross between a sorority and a circus,” why not put it on television, especially if celebrities are involved?  The E! cable channel has done just that.