A new proposed rule from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) pushes a $15-an-hour minimum wage for certain federal contractors deeper into the pipeline.
During the past year, while most of us have hunkered down at home, frontline workers have done vital work keeping our factories and distribution centers operational, keeping our lights on and our water flowing, and delivering the groceries and e-commerce purchases on which so many of us have come to rely. The deskless workforce doesn’t […]
Employers required to report equal employment opportunity data can begin submitting their reports for 2019 and 2020 on April 26, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced. The deadline for submitting the reports is July 19.
Many Massachusetts employers conducted pay equity self-audits in 2018, just before or soon after the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act (MEPA) went into effect. Although it probably seems like it was only yesterday, July 1, 2021, will mark the third anniversary of the MEPA’s implementation. If your organization conducted a self-evaluation in 2018, you need to […]
As the world continues to adjust to the pandemic, companies worldwide are facing drastic challenges and embracing dramatic changes. Flexibility is the core pillar of building and maintaining an effective operational performance. Those who have managed to shift their work to the digital realm are now facing even bigger challenges.
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an unprecedented shift to remote work for companies around the world. This has created plenty of logistical challenges for employers and a strange new reality for many employees.
In the business world, we often hear the word “pivot” being used to describe a significant change in strategy or direction. It would be an understatement to say this word was used over and over again to describe what every business went through following COVID-19. But as a Human Resources executive at a tech company, […]
You could say that many companies failed to focus on the right things during the Great Recession of 2008–09, as the unemployment rolls swelled and the jobs market seemed to favor employers, not jobseekers. Employers mistakenly took for granted their position of strength during the economic downturn and struggled to deploy strategies to retain certain […]
Currently, huge numbers of American workers are working remotely as a way to promote social distancing and slow the spread of COVID-19. Employers’ mind-set has been that the current situation is a necessary temporary measure as we ride out the worst of the pandemic. However, as the virus is rebounding in many states where social […]
The global transition of so many workers from traditional on-site settings to remote work in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic has created a fundamental shift in virtually every aspect of our lives.