• The HR Specialist - Print Newsletter
  • HR Specialist: Employment Law
  • The HR LAW Weekly
  • The HR Weekly


Paycheck to paycheck normal for most workers

More than three-quarters of workers—78%—are living paycheck to paycheck to make ends meet, and 26% don’t save any money at all.

Know your workforce: Americans living in multigenerational households

One in five of your employees may be helping to support a household that includes grandparents, grandchildren or both.

High- and low-wage jobs to grow most over 5 years


The U.S. economy is expected to add 7,232,517 jobs over the next five years—a 5% increase—but a new study from Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. shows that workers in middle-wage jobs may not find as many opportunities.

EEO-1 reports due by Sept. 30

Covered employers must submit their 2016 EEO-1 Surveys by Sept. 30. EEO-1 reports—which employers complete and submit online—provide employment data by race and ethnicity, gender and job categories.

Avoid overtime disputes: Do the math right the first time

Overtime: One and one-half times an employee’s regular rate of pay for hours worked over 40 in a work week. Each part of this simple definition carries a lot of baggage

Technology bites back: The 10 worst productivity killers

Here they are, the digital doings that are slowing you down when they’re not speeding you up—plus the analog activities that stifle progress too.

Get instant employee feedback: 3 online tools to create your own surveys

Don’t just guess at which benefits your employees want or where they’d like to hold the summer picnic this year. Several great (and often free) Web-based survey tools allow HR to instantly take the pulse of their employees.

Millennials become largest generation at work

Millennials (age 18 to 34) inched ahead of Generation X (35 to 50) in workforce participation in the first quarter of 2015. They now comprise 34.58% of the workforce, compared to 34.06% for Gen Xers.

Where managers expect the most job growth to happen

Seventy-two percent of managers are optimistic about their career opportunities this year, up 21 percentage points from 2014. They’re ready to act on that optimism, too—88% said they’re open to new opportunities in 2015.

More job creation, more worker engagement, more … bartenders?

Montana and North Dakota are locked in a dead heat for states with the most bartenders per capita.