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.
Tag: New York City
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.
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 […]
Following Massachusetts’ lead, more states and cities are enacting—or at least considering—laws that prohibit employers from asking job applicants about their salary histories. The efforts are aimed at reducing gender pay disparities.
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 […]
By Kate McGovern Tornone, Editor Employers in California and New York City may soon face new limits on the use of applicants’ salary history.
A year-old, family-oriented start-up has won the top spot on Crain’s 100 Best Places to Work in New York City by offering a “diner menu” of luscious perks and benefits that would make your mouth water.
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 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 […]
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.