Thanks to the massive COVID-induced shift to remote work, employee monitoring has never been more important. Believe it or not, most people who aren’t used to remote work find it pretty hard to stay organized when working from home, and this can affect productivity.
Here are some personal musings on the past year and how its lasting lessons may in fact make us all stronger at work and in the most important venue of all, our lives. After all, as Einstein once said, “Failure and deprivation are the best educators and purifiers.”
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced on December 28 that it will extend the Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC) through December 31, 2021. The HCTC, which allows a tax credit to offset up to 72.5 percent of the cost of health insurance premiums, applies to workers who lost their jobs due to trade-related reasons or […]
Distraction is one of the most significant and constant enemies of productivity. Some estimates say it can take as much as 23 minutes to get refocused on a task after a distraction. Obviously, in certain workplaces prone to frequent distractions, that can eat up the bulk of a day if not controlled.
During the Trump administration, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued guidance governing tipped employees, providing long-awaited clarification on wage and hour issues such as (1) when nontipped employees can share in a mandatory tip pool, (2) what constitutes wrongfully “keeping” an employee’s tips, and (3) when employers may take a tip credit. The regulations […]
For working professionals, certain experiences like the first day of work, a promotion, awards, etc., always hold a special place in their life. These moments and experiences, in turn, become an integral part of their career.
Although the U.S. House of Representatives has passed the union-backed Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, the far-reaching bill faces long odds in the evenly divided Senate. Even without passage, though, the bill may be a boost to labor interests.
Dominating the news cycle and Zoom meeting conversations is, of course, COVID-19. Questions such as what a “new normal” will look like and when work-from-home employees will return to the office abound.
A trend that has been growing for years is the use of bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies, which allow employees to use their own personal devices such as phones and laptops for work.
While everyone was counting down the days until the ending of 2020, leading analysts were saying companies need to start 2021 with a clear, compelling message to employees. Workers want the new year to go better than the previous tumultuous one, and it’s up to employers to communicate how.