In 2014, approximately 14% to 20% of the U.S. workforce consisted of independent contractors known as “gig workers.” In 2020, the number increased to approximately 35%. Some sources estimate that by 2023, nearly half the workforce will consist of freelance and independent workers. The gig economy is nothing new, but with the new employment environment […]
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A new hiring forecast released by Brilliant—a search, staffing, and management resources firm—studies the hiring trends and business factors affecting accounting, finance, and information technology (IT) professionals in the greater Chicago and south Florida labor markets.
When an employee is terminated from employment and loses group health plan coverage (subject to The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA)), plan administrators should ensure that all qualified beneficiaries are sent COBRA election notices in a timely fashion.
Productivity and employee engagement go hand in hand. Without engaged employees, you get unproductive people. However, it may not be your workers who are to blame; it could just be the industry you’re in!
By Kyle Johnson, JD, Frost Brown Todd LLC
By BLR Senior Legal Editor Susan Schoenfeld, JD
Leadership lessons can be taken from almost anywhere. In today’s Advisor, guest columnist Ritch Eich, author of Truth, Trust + Tenacity: How Ordinary People Become Extraordinary Leaders, discusses the unique leadership skills demonstrated by marching bands.
by Gary Fealk On December 11, Michigan passed Senate Bill 116, commonly known as the right-to-work law. In accordance with the Michigan Constitution (Article IV, Section 27), the law will go into effect 90 days after the end of the legislative session. Under the law, an individual cannot be required to do any of the […]
Long a union stronghold, Michigan has become the latest state to pass right-to-work legislation. The fight, though, likely will rage on. State legislators on December 11 approved legislation that prohibits workplaces from requiring all employees to pay all union dues. The legislation was pushed by the Republican majority in the state legislature. On Tuesday afternoon, […]