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Compensation & Benefits

New overtime rules due in October, likely raising salary threshold to $50K

According to the Biden administration’s regulatory agenda, released June 21, the DOL’s Wage and Hour Division plans to float a notice of proposed rulemaking concerning executive, administrative and professional exemptions from the Fair Labor Standards Act’s minimum wage and overtime requirements.
HR Management

Snapshot: Even the C-suite feels burned out

69% of senior executives have seriously considered quitting for a job that better supports their well-being.

4 in 10 employees will seek new jobs this year

Staff turnover will continue to trouble employers, new research from outplacement firm Robert Half shows. According to the company’s biannual Job Optimism Survey of more than 2,400 workers in the U.S., 41% of respondents said they are currently looking or plan to look for a new job in the second half of 2022.
Employee Relations

7 reasons why employees disengage and quit

Think of your employees as all sitting in the same rowboat. You like to think they’re all pulling hard on those oars together. But based on recent Gallup polling, only about a third of employees (34%) are busting their butts (actively engaged).
Employment Law

Don’t cyber-spy on employees’ union discussions

Federal labor law makes it unlawful for employers to “do something out of the ordinary” to observe employees’ union organizing activities. That includes surveilling employees’ online activities.

The 5 worst interview questions & what to ask instead

The interview remains a hiring manager’s most effective tool for evaluating job candidates. Unfortunately, managers too often rely on a list of standard interview questions for which most applicants have canned responses. Here are five common questions to avoid, as well as suggestions for more productive queries that will help you make the correct hiring choice:
Article Archives

70% of retirees have regrets about retirement savings

Court rules public prayer OK for high school coach

Employers can still ban firearms at work

More employers covering abortion travel costs

In their own words: Lessons from the SHRM22 conference

Should you use written termination letters?

Can you fire employee for her Facebook post?

Investigate harassment no matter who is implicated

Tell bosses: Don’t pester teleworkers after hours

DOL, Commerce promote creation of ‘good jobs’

State, local minimum wages set to increase on July 1

Employers face flurry of new state, local laws

Survey: 30% of U.S. workers say they struggle financially

Snapshot: Telemedicine takes off

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