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Legal Hiring in 2019: What Managers Need to Know

The start of a new year is a great time to hire new legal staff. If you’re like many law firms and corporate legal departments in the United States, that’s good news, as litigation and other specialty areas are driving organizations into hiring mode in the beginning of 2019.

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A 2019 Refresher on Paying Tipped Employees

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) continues to devote substantial resources to investigating certain low-wage industries each year. Among those regularly targeted are fast-food establishments and other restaurants, grocery stores, and construction companies. The Wage and Hour Division (WHD) conducted 5,751 investigations of food-service establishments during fiscal year 2018, resulting in more than 41,000 employees […]

Why a Safe Workplace Is Just Good Business

Nearly 3 million on-the-job injuries occur each year. These injuries may often result in significant disruptions and costs to your company, as well as your employees and their families. While not all are considered serious, more than one-third of on-the-job injuries require time off work to facilitate recovery.

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8 Tech Hiring Trends You Need to Know in 2019

The nation’s unemployment rate is at a near record low, with more open jobs than candidates to take them. And technology is a sector with some of the fewest people available for all the vacant positions. This tight job market is great for IT workers, but it is stressful for hiring managers struggling to keep […]

New Orleans ‘Ban the Box’ Ordinance Takes Effect March 1

New Orleans, Louisiana, is joining the ranks of cities and states “banning the box” from its job applications. The city’s new ordinance takes effect March 1 and prohibits the city and its contractors from asking job applicants about their criminal history on initial employment applications. The measure also mandates that criminal background checks can be […]

How to Extract Greater Value from Your Business Teams

A study published by Gallup found a direct correlation between employee engagement and company revenues. According to their report, actively disengaged employees cost American businesses anywhere between $450 to $550 billion in revenues each year. Increasing engagement contributes to greater productivity which, in turn, contributes to higher revenues.

Why Can’t I Wear My Nikes?

Recently, a friend called me wondering if her employer could ban Nike apparel at work following the Colin Kaepernick “Just Do It” ad campaign controversy. In the midst of this much politicized time, a photo of a sign outside an unknown employer’s business informing employees of its new zero-tolerance policy banning any Nike apparel from […]