Tag: construction

Insights from Latest US Jobs Report

The US jobs report for March 2024 offers some fresh insights into the state of the U.S. economy and, more specifically, the U.S. labor market. Released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, it reveals a substantial addition of 303,000 nonfarm payroll jobs, with the unemployment rate remaining stable at 3.8%. Notable gains in health care, […]


How to Balance the Need for Surveillance Against Protected Activity?

We see it all the time on the news, on our social media websites, and in everyday life: video footage from someone’s cell phone capturing a moment, whether it’s a viral sensation or a mundane video of a cat napping. And sure enough, cellphone recordings happen in the workplace, too. Sometimes cellphone usage is acceptable […]


Q3 Hiring Forecasts Are In

Survey takers were recently asked, “How do you anticipate total employment at your location to change in the [next] three months to the end of September 2018 compared to the current quarter?” For those looking for new talent, you can join the 24% of employers that are also looking to hire new talent in the […]

OHS prosecutions: When the regulator mischaracterizes a party’s role

by Carla Oliver When a person applies for a job, the job generally comes with a title that an employer believes to be descriptive of the role and reflective of the duties and responsibilities of the position. In many cases, an employer’s assignment of a job title to a particular role is done without a […]

Unexpected Demographics of the 2007-10 Downturn

A Wall Street Journal analysis of recent data sets reveals unexpected characteristics of current employment losses. The last 10 years have seen an increasing parity in employment among men and women, but because the majority of women came into the job market later, it was expected that layoffs — following a last-in/first-out pattern — would […]

Strict Safety Requirements for Teen Workers

Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer, is just a few weeks away and many employers have started thinking about adding students to their workforce. Here are some issues to consider as those eager, money-hungry youngsters join your workplace. Safety first The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) […]

Cinco de Mayo: Statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau

Cinco de Mayo celebrates the legendary Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, in which a Mexican force of 4,500 men faced 6,000 well-trained French soldiers. The battle lasted four hours and ended in a victory for the Mexican army under Gen. Ignacio Zaragoza. Along with Mexican Independence Day on Sept. 16, Cinco de Mayo […]