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Workers’ comp model could curb opioid crisis

12/12/2019
Abuse of prescription opioids has been cited as one of the leading factors in a recent decline in the life expectancy of working-age Americans. Now a federal program seeks to limit addiction by controlling how much medication injured federal government employees are allowed to receive.

Survey: Few of us want to work in open-plan offices

12/10/2019
Just 28% of employees prefer an office with an open office plan, while 52% want private offices.

OSHA set record for workplace inspections in FY2019

12/10/2019
OSHA conducted 33,401 inspections—more than in the previous three years—addressing violations related to trenching, falls, chemical exposure, silica and other hazards.

Snapshot: What millennials say would improve their careers

12/10/2019
Work that has a positive impact on the world is important for 90% of millennial employees, but almost as many would settle for bigger paychecks.

Young workers expect yearly promotions

12/10/2019
Gen Z and millennial employees are ambitious about chasing career opportunities but jaded, or perhaps just realistic, about their prospects.

Report: HR, hiring managers need disability training

12/03/2019
A new report on workplace disability inclusion found many HR professionals and hiring managers are ill-prepared to hire, retain or advance individuals with disabilities.

DOL promotes worker safety, pay during holiday season

12/03/2019
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration and its Wage and Hour Division have issued a reminder to employers this holiday season: Protect your employees and pay them fairly this holiday season.

U.S. workers dying younger than international peers

12/02/2019
Americans of working age have a higher mortality rate than their peers in any of 17 other modern economies, and that rate has increased for three straight years.

The HR I.Q. Test: December ’19

11/29/2019
Here’s your monthly quiz on HR news and trends.

More holiday parties, despite economic worries

11/26/2019
Nearly 76% of companies plan to hold a holiday party this year, the highest percentage since 2016, when 80% planned festivities, according to a survey conducted by outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas.