U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) monetary recoveries on behalf of benefit programs and participants by its Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) unit totaled more than $1.6 billion for fiscal year (FY) 2018, up 45 percent from the $1.1 billion recovered in FY 2017, statistics from the department showed.
The financial stress that’s pressuring today’s workers is affecting their overall health, and it doesn’t help employers much either.
Unless you are lucky enough to live in SoCal or the Sunshine State, you likely have been hit with below-zero wind chills, freezing rain, and/or snowstorms. During the bitter cold months of winter, watching old episodes of Below Deck Mediterranean (or, as the cool kids say, Below Deck Med) reminds me that sunnier, warmer days […]
Mary Jo O’Neill was among friends when she addressed members of the Phoenix chapter of Arizona Women Lawyers at a recent educational luncheon. O’Neill is an institution in the Arizona legal community. She has served since 2002 as the regional attorney for the Phoenix District Office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), with authority […]
New research has revealed those industries that are both the friendliest and the unfriendliest to LGBTQ employees. Read the results below.
For movie lovers, February is known for the Academy Awards, the star-studded event where Oscars are handed out and the speeches drag on and on. This year, a documentary on Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s work confronting sex discrimination, titled RBG, is up for Best Documentary. Whether the film wins or loses the Oscar, […]
Even now, alcohol and work are heavily linked. New research shows that over one-third (35%) of employees do not want to drink. Sure, that’s a big chunk of employees, but they do not have to drink if they do not want to, right? Unfortunately, 15% of those who did not want to drink during work […]
Prospects may not be bright for Congress to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, but a recently introduced bill is generating discussion about the possibility of some kind of increase.
For the past three years, an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) task force has focused on identifying the causes of workplace harassment as well as some possible remedies. Read on to learn how the agency is trying to channel those findings into “significant and sustainable change.”
It has become an employee’s market, and jobseekers are being more forward about what they expect from employers. In the world of legal employment, that has translated to some tangible trends. One casualty may be the prehire arbitration agreement.