A new proposed rule from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) would make it easier for employers to justify classifying certain workers as independent contractors, but misclassifying workers would still be a costly mistake.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ July jobs report, unemployment fell to 10.2%, while employment rose by 1.8 million. Yet, despite the high unemployment rate, employers say they’re actively hiring during the pandemic. So, where are all the jobs?
Upskilling puts healthcare workers on a path to high-growth careers.
2020 is like a moody teenager who can’t make up his or her mind! We started the year with the candidate-driven market, and then bam! COVID-19 hit, resulting in the worst unemployment numbers since the Great Depression. In June, states began lifting restrictions and businesses started opening back up, and then by July, businesses and […]
In an extraordinary legislative session interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic—which led to a Colorado Supreme Court ruling that lawmakers could reconvene after initially adjourning in late March 2020, despite a constitutional provision limiting regular sessions to “one hundred and twenty calendar days”—the Colorado General Assembly passed a number of important bills affecting employers.
A new initiative launched by some major private sector employers and educational institutions seeks to pair displaced workers with in-demand positions.
I hope all of you are safe and secure, wherever you are working or sheltering. With our persistent joint efforts and with all the help we can get, we will get through the coronavirus crisis. When will America’s workplaces return to normal?
We’re living in uncertain times due to the coronavirus pandemic, so trying to get a firm grasp on trends can be hard in this rapidly changing environment. What may be a trend today may not be a trend tomorrow, but either way, we’re here to cover the trends and keep you informed.
The COVID-19 crisis may be new, but the way hiring leaders handle similar crisis situations is not. The events following 9/11 and the 2008 Great Recession are proof of that. Such times taught companies that with systems and processes in place, they can keep moving their businesses forward.
The COVID-19 pandemic that has sent the nation’s unemployment rate soaring may eventually—at least in some cases—affect employers’ unemployment insurance tax rates. Just who will be affected, though, remains an open question.