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Snapshot: Percentage of teens with summer jobs declines

05/15/2018
Summer youth employment has fallen dramatically in the last 40 years.

Everyone uses social media, but HR is most discreet

05/15/2018
More than 80% of Americans have social media accounts, and 68% of those users say they have work colleagues in their circle of online friends.

Access to Personnel Files: 50 State Laws

05/10/2018
No federal law grants employees the right to inspect their personnel files. However, many states do give employees that right and spell out the terms under which employees are allowed to inspect their files. Here’s a state-by-state list of laws governing access to personnel files.

Training on implicit bias has pluses—and pitfalls to avoid

05/09/2018
Bias plays a part in all discrimination, ranging from race relations to gender and disability stereotypes. Training on implicit or unconscious bias training—if poorly implemented—may backfire, leaving the workplace more divided than it was before.

State of New York has new rules to curb harassment

05/09/2018
The unveiling of New York’s 2019 budget made it clear that the state has maintained its focus on curbing sexual harassment in the workplace. The measures affect both private and public employers. Here are some of the highlights.

Prevent training misfires with follow-up

05/08/2018
Training isn’t enough. Without careful follow-up, your training efforts may backfire—badly! Consider what happened in early May at Albertsons, the national grocery store chain.

Unemployment, labor force participation near historic lows

05/08/2018
Good news and bad news from the April unemployment report.

Rule requiring employees to speak only English at work may be race discrimination

05/07/2018
Take note if you have rules against speaking languages other than English at work: That could constitute race discrimination under Section 1981 of the Civil Rights Act of 1866.

Policy alone won’t fend off harassment suit

05/03/2018
You may think having a solid sexual harassment policy is all it takes to thwart a sexual harassment lawsuit. Not if the policy isn’t being followed!

Snapshot: Millennials are largest generation in the labor force

05/01/2018
Millennials—born between 1983 and 2000—make up more than one-third of the workforce.