The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) will see significant changes under the new Biden administration. The nature and degree of the changes, however, will depend heavily on how President Joe Biden fills senior roles not only at the agency but also in the White House’s domestic policy counsel. Nonetheless, many changes will take time because […]
It isn’t any secret that immigration issues have been a hot topic in employment for the last several years. One such issue involved the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, commonly referred to as “DACA.” A recent U.S. Supreme Court case shed some light on that program for employers—for now. Here are the details.
Several major cities (and one West Coast state) recently adopted predictive scheduling laws, which require employers to post work schedules more than 1 week in advance. While we haven’t yet seen an influx of laws for the rest of the nation, you should pay attention because the trend is an employee-friendly response to the last-minute […]
The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)—called a godsend by some and seriously flawed by others—may be in for a bit of an overhaul.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of Mattel’s very first black Barbie®, which debuted in 1980 and was designed by fashion pioneer Kitty Black Perkins, a native of Spartanburg, South Carolina. Perkins’ hard work and determination made her not only an icon of the fashion world and Mattel’s first African-American designer but also a champion […]
“Innovation” has become one of the most important buzzwords in 21st-century business. Every company wants to be an “innovative” company nowadays. But just as with so many other buzzwords, sometimes a trend becomes so popular that it almost becomes meaningless.
A recent article on LinkedIn highlights the growing trend of using telecommuting as an employee benefit. More and more job candidates are negotiating the opportunity to work from home at least 1 day (or more) a week. As remote work continues to rise in popularity, it makes you wonder: Will these digital nomads make up […]
California employers will have more time to get newly mandated sexual harassment training programs going, now that Governor Gavin Newsom has signed a bill delaying the requirements.
Recruiters, hiring managers, and HR professionals rejoice, Robert Half has released its 2019 Salary Guide! Why is this so important, you ask? With salary guides, you’ll be able to see what types of compensation your competition is offering candidates, and with that knowledge in hand, you’ll be better equipped to poach those workers to your […]
Taco Bell permits employees to buy a reduced-price meal but requires them to eat the meal in the restaurant. Does that turn what would otherwise be an unpaid meal break into paid time? No, according to a recent decision from the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals (whose rulings apply to all California employers).