To all our readers, friends, and colleagues, Happy Mother’s Day! “Working mothers are essential to our country’s economic future and competitiveness,” says Jill Koziol, co-founder and CEO of Motherly. According to the annual State of Motherhood Study, 48% of mothers are dissatisfied with their employer’s lack of flexibility and paid time off—the number one reason […]
A new decision from the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals (which covers Michigan employers) provides guidance for employers on the corrective actions necessary to respond to employee harassment allegations under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. 4 Separate Incidents Alleged Ronald Burns was employed as a maintenance technician by Berry Global, […]
We’re taught from a young age to “never give up” and “stick with it” and that “when the going gets tough, the tough get going.” In many circumstances, this is sound advice. Unfortunately, sometimes doing what needs to be done can be difficult, stressful, time-consuming, and miserable. And, in fact, maybe that traditional advice isn’t […]
In late April 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) signaled its intent to revisit the “persuader rule,” an Obama-era regulation that imposed strict reporting requirements on employers facing union organization. Although the rule hasn’t yet been reinstated and will almost certainly face significant opposition, you should be aware of […]
A surefire way to frustrate a manager is to provide qualified input. Qualifying input is a strategy instinctively used by many employees to avoid committing to a response as a safety measure in case they end up being wrong. However, it also makes employees seem unsure, indecisive, and even lazy.
I’ve been to a lot of baby showers lately where it seems like the parents-to-be are showered with as much advice as they are gifts. I’ve seen this as a parent myself—people like to give parenting advice. Strangers offer advice as they evaluate the contents of your shopping cart at the grocery store, at Super […]
Social media has fundamentally changed the way we communicate with one another. Platforms like LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and others have dramatically increased the reach of individuals in sharing ideas. People can quickly and easily communicate with others around the globe, even if they’ve never met before.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) fiduciary rule was laid to rest June 21 when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit issued a final mandate to vacate the regulation aimed at expanding the definition of an investment advice fiduciary.
Millennials are flooding the workplace and now make up a majority of the entire workforce. And over 60% of them want and expect mentors or are already benefiting from having one. So, you’ll want to consider implementing a viable mentorship program to attract and retain top talent in the years to come.
The future of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) fiduciary rule could land on the docket of the U.S. Supreme Court now that a federal appeals court has vacated the rule, including the expanded definition of “investment advice fiduciary” and associated exemptions.