Tag: President Barack Obama


Leslie Jordan: Unlikely Instagram King Celebrates a Historic Pride Month

If you haven’t been following actor and comedian Leslie Jordan’s Instagram feed throughout the coronavirus pandemic, you have been missing out on a beacon of light and levity. The 64-year-old self-described “pocket gay” has been sharing a running commentary while sheltering in place in his hometown of Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Rise in Teen Employment Anticipated for 2019

As schools across the nation begin preparing students for final exams, employers are preparing for their entry into the workforce. According to one outlook, job opportunities could increase around 5% this year and the teen participation rate could rise as well.


ATD Keynote: President Barack Obama Discusses Fostering a Culture of Learning

Former President Barack Obama gave the keynote speech Monday, at the 2018 ATD International Conference and Exposition in San Diego, CA about the role of learning, and the culture of learning, within organizations and how his education and learning experiences shaped is own decision-making abilities. ATD is the Association for Talent Development.

What Trump Can Teach Us about High Volume Recruiting

President Donald Trump has to fill over 4,000 vacancies created when President Barack Obama left office. With that many positions to fill, it’s an exercise in high volume recruiting—and one that we might just learn something from. By Anthony Panissidi, Social Media Associate at iCIMS

Proposed Paid Sick Leave Rule for Federal Contractors Published

By Susan Schoenfeld, JD The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has announced a proposed rule to implement Executive Order 13706, Establishing Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors. Executive Order 13706 was signed by President Barack Obama on September 7, 2015, and requires parties that enter into covered contracts with the federal government to provide covered […]

As Obama term winds down, employers adjust to changes and brace for future

Employers may be reeling from what they see as swift and dramatic changes related to employment regulation. In recent months, they’ve found themselves dealing with new rules on union representation elections, an impending expansion of who is eligible for overtime, a more restricted view of the use of independent contractors, as well as an array […]

Appeals court keeps hold on Obama’s immigration orders

No quick resolution is in sight to the uncertainty surrounding President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration. On May 26, a three-judge panel of the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals refused to lift a temporary hold on Obama’s actions, which were designed to ease deportation worries for millions of undocumented immigrants who have been […]

Shhhh…Should Employees’ Salaries Be Kept Secret?

Picture this: A manager calls his subordinates into a conference room and asks them to write down their salary and pin it to a board for everyone to see. Just the idea of this is cringe worthy …and compelling. It was, in fact, the premise of the 2012 British reality television show “Show Me Your […]

Controversial EEOC official reconfirmed as general counsel

P. David Lopez, general counsel of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), won confirmation for another four-year term on a 53-43 Senate vote on December 3. The Senate also voted 93-2 to confirm Charlotte Burrows to a seat on the commission. Lopez became the agency’s general counsel in April 2010. Before taking the general counsel […]