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With Joint Employer Rule Blocked, Look for Trouble Ahead on New Contractor Rule

Employers worried about the effect of a new joint employer rule are breathing a sigh of relief after a court blocked its implementation, and now employers using independent contractors may also be feeling better. A new rule from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) would have made it harder for employers to avoid joint employment […]

HR Work Break: What’s In Store for the NLRB’s Final Independent Contractor Rule?

A district court in Texas invalidated the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) latest independent contractor rule, restoring the Board’s 2020 rule. Let’s investigate what employers must know about the overturn 2024 rule, the current 2020 rule, and what this means for the future. Remember, you can always follow us on Twitter at @HRWorksPodcast, and we are […]

Is There Management Potential for AI?

The traditional image of a manager is being reimagined in the digital era as artificial intelligence (AI) begins to carve out its role not just as a tool but also as a team member. A recent pilot study conducted by Inspira AI in collaboration with academic experts sheds light on an intriguing development: AI’s success […]

How Insurance Affinity Programs Provide Real Value to Consumer Groups

Most, if not all, people have an affinity for certain brands over others, and this inclination toward a given brand usually involves shared characteristics or values. They identify with it on a deeper level. And that serves as the basis for affinity distribution, where one brand partners with another brand and leverages its “brand affinity, […]

Tech Is a Worthy Investment for CEOs, Even if ROI Is Not There Yet

For healthcare leaders, investment in technology right now requires more than just resources—it also demands patience and willingness to trust the process. As technology continues to evolve, so will organizations’ understanding of how it impacts the bottom line. For that reason, hospital CEOs must remain committed to investing in new technology for the long haul […]

Are We Seeing a Correction in Employee Wages?

The narrative surrounding wage growth in the United States is reaching an inflection point, posing a critical question: Are we witnessing a correction in wages? Recent developments paint a complex picture, one in which a surge in compensation during the pandemic era appears to be adjusting to new economic realities. A Look at the Data […]

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HR Works Podcast: Parents Are Returning to Work…How Can We Help Them Stay?

Guest: Sadie Funk and Sara Redington from The Best Place for Working Parents What family-friendly policies matter most to working parents in 2023? As recent workforce studies have shown parents making a return to the workplace, with participation totals for parents with children under 18 now climbing back to pre-pandemic levels, how can companies build […]

HR Query: Staying Compliant with PUMP and PWFA

Two new laws strengthen protections for pregnant and nursing employees in the workplace: the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) and the Providing Urgent Maternal Protections for Nursing Mothers Act (PUMP). In this week’s HR Query, we’re highlighting what you need to know to make sure organizations stay compliant. The PWFA took effect June 27, 2023, […]

Why Employee Wellbeing Should Be Your Top Priority in 2023

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, mental health and employee wellbeing has been top of mind for everyone – and rightfully so. In today’s challenging and uncertain times, the mental health and wellbeing of employees has never been more important. According to a recent survey by the American Psychological Association, burnout and stress are at all-time highs, […]

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HR Work Break: What’s In Store for the NLRB’s Final Independent Contractor Rule?

A district court in Texas invalidated the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) latest independent contractor rule, restoring the Board’s 2020 rule. Let’s investigate what employers must know about the overturn 2024 rule, the current 2020 rule, and what this means for the future. Remember, you can always follow us on Twitter at @HRWorksPodcast, and we are […]

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HRDA Shorts: What Is a Challenge That Organizations Face in Establishing Pay Equity?

Pay equity is the concept of compensating employees who have similar job functions with comparably equal pay, regardless of their gender, race, ethnicity or other status. While equal pay is morally and socially responsible, there are still countless challenges in making the practice a reality. Sarah Deveraux, Leadership Coach and Advisor at Third Coast Coaching […]

HR Works Podcast: Demystifying Compensation & Achieving Pay Equity

Guest: Sarah Deveraux, Leadership Coach & Strategic Advisor with Third Coast Coaching and White Pine Leadership Collective In the latest episode of HR Works, we break down the complexities of compensation and pay equity to help your organization achieve true compensation fairness. Sarah Deveraux, leadership coach and advisor at Third Coast Consulting and HCI facilitator, […]

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