The Massachusetts Appeals Court recently had the chance to review an award of unemployment benefits to a bus driver who didn’t drive kids to school for 3 days during Thanksgiving week. The court’s decision surprised us, and it may surprise you, too.
The 6th Circuit—which covers Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee—recently heard a claim by an employee who alleged that his pension credits were improperly calculated and did not give him sufficient credit for compensation he received during military leave.
In a new survey, 79% of U.S. workers acknowledge there is a skills gap in the United States. Notably, however, nearly the same percentage (78%) believe they have above average skills for their current job, and 80% think the workforce can be successfully reskilled to meet the demands of the job market. So, why in […]
Does your organization sponsor events for employees to encourage teambuilding? Why or why not?
We all understand the concept of a buyer’s market vs. seller’s market in real estate. Typically, one side or the other has an advantage as the housing market and/or economy shifts over time. The same is true for the workforce.
It isn’t the sexiest benefit on the menu, but life insurance might be the most heroic. Unfortunately, its value is often unappreciated until tragedy strikes.
Do prospective employees attempt to negotiate their pay or do they simply accept what they are offered? A recent CareerBuilder survey found that the majority of workers (56%) do not negotiate for better pay when they are offered a job.
Compensation planning can be a very time consuming task. It’s vital to attracting and retaining qualified talent, but can be a bit less cumbersome when managed with a practical approach.
An employer has reached a settlement with a union and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in which it agrees to pay $21.6 million for unfair labor practices, the NLRB has announced.
Over the spring and summer, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) was busy cracking down on employers for various pay and disability discrimination violations, in Maryland and California.