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Have You Heard of Lifestyle Spending Accounts?

In a highly competitive hiring landscape, employers are looking for ways to differentiate themselves to prospective employees. One option is to provide a more attractive or unique benefits package by including new and interesting benefit options.

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Colorado Implementing New Data Privacy Requirements

Colorado’s new, more stringent data privacy law is set to take effect on September 1, meaning employers face more obligations related to disposal and security of residents’ personal identifying information (PII).

NLRB Chair Says Rule Defining Joint Employment on the Way

The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) announced intention to issue a proposed rule on joint employment by summer is seen as a way to provide a stable solution to the question of when two or more employers share joint responsibility for the same group of employees.

California Supreme Court Deals Blow to Gig Economy

Over the last 10 years, analysts have told of the decline of traditional employment in favor of independent contractors and the so-called gig economy. Instead, a casual workforce would arise, working when they want and trading security for flexibility. Workers were hired as independent contractors, consultants, franchisees—anything but employees. Gig work seemed like the path […]

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NLRB Vacates Employer-Friendly Joint-Employment Decision

When the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a decision on joint employment on December 14, 2017, many employers breathed a sigh of relief as the Board reinstated an old employer-friendly standard on what’s considered joint employment. But now employers find themselves once again judged by the previous, less friendly standard after the NLRB took […]

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Got Burnt-Out Employees? Here Are 5 Ways to Win Back the Overworked Workforce

According to a survey administered by Kronos and Future Workplace, 46% of Human Resource (HR) professional respondents (at organizations with 100 to over 2,500 employees) blame burnout for up to half of their staff quitting each year. The top three reasons for this burnout include compensation, unreasonable workload and too much overtime or after-hours work.

Hold on loosely!

by Dan Oswald Being a good manager is a delicate balancing act. You have certain responsibilities, and the buck often stops with you. Assigning tasks, monitoring progress, and measuring results come with the territory. Look “manager” up in the dictionary, and you’ll find it described this way: “a person who has control or direction of […]

The Power of Words

Most people would agree that strong communication skills — written or verbal — are an asset for any manager. The ability to communicate effectively can be a profound advantage in business. Words can be used to motivate, negotiate, intimidate, and validate. Words are powerful weapons and, when wielded by someone who is adept in their […]

The Battle of Control vs. Collaboration

I think it’s a natural tendency for people to want to be in control. In fact, I read the other day that the feeling of a lack of control contributes significantly to a person’s stress level. So, it makes sense that all of us would prefer to be in control. It certainly beats the alternative […]