Tag: United States

Women

Even When Women Earn More, They Earn Less

New research into the Bureau of Labor Statistics conducted by JobList found there are a few occupations in which women earn more than men, including billing, reservations, travel clerks, and advertising sales. However, the number of occupations for which this was the case was much smaller than the number of occupations in which men made […]

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Is Age Simply a Number? Yes, Say the Courts

In fall 2018, Dutch media personality and self-proclaimed “positivity trainer” Emile Ratelband garnered worldwide attention after petitioning a Dutch court to change his age by 20 years. Ratelband was born in 1949 and wanted to change his year of birth to 1969. Why not?

coronavirus

Employer Community Sees Downsides to Coronavirus Order Limiting Immigration

President Donald Trump’s announcement that he would suspend immigration to the United States as part of the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic sparked anger among businesses reliant on foreign workers. Perhaps bowing to that pressure, the final version of the president’s executive order (EO) doesn’t affect temporary foreign workers, but employers may still worry […]

CARES

An Employer’s Guide to CARES Act Relief

Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) on March 27, 2020, to assist employers coping with the COVID-19 pandemic. It is chock-full of provisions that impact employers, including the rollout of robust unemployment compensation benefits, payroll tax credits and deferral, and various forms of economic assistance to incentivize employers to […]

Canada

Canada: The New Silicon Valley?

The tech industry has driven American economic might for decades. Staying on the cutting edge of computing, artificial intelligence, advanced manufacturing, and numerous high-tech fields drives revenue not only from the companies engaged directly in those sectors but also from the companies that leverage those new tools to improve efficiency and quality in other industries.

What HR Looks Like on the Other Side of the COVID-19 Crisis

It seems it will be months here in the United States before things “go back to normal.” Of course, we all know that the new normal will be as unfamiliar as it is challenging. The transformation of the way we work and live has already been severe. What new challenges has that brought to employers […]

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I-9: Avoid Discriminatory Practices

The I-9 process is one by which employers strive to confirm that individuals they hire are legally eligible to work in the United States. The I-9 is actually the name of the form that must be completed as part of this process. The I-9 is simple enough: It requires employers to get documentation that establishes […]

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Picking the Right Trainer

Companies spend a lot of time and resources on training efforts. In the United States alone, companies spend close to $90 billion annually on training costs, including payroll expenses and external products and services.

Juggling Empathy as an HR Professional

The workplace has seen a move towards the blending of employee’s personal and professional lives. At least, that’s what one HR professional has witnessed.