Jim Barton

January 26, 2017

Cultivate a High-Energy Workforce

The U.S. workforce is rapidly being drained of energy. The 40-hour workweek is disappearing. Today, adults who work full time log an average of 47 hours a week, which equates to working nearly six days a week. Sixty-hour workweeks are not uncommon. Blame it on […]
January 17, 2017

Washington, D.C., Council Passes Ban on Credit History Screens

The Washington D.C., Council unanimously passed the “Fair Credit in Employment Amendment Act” (Bill 21-244) to amend the Human Rights Act of 1977 and prevent employers from taking discriminatory action against applicants, interns and employees based on the individual’s “credit information.” The fair credit law […]
November 30, 2016

Employers Alter Benefits to Attract, Retain Employees, SHRM Finds

As hiring and keeping talented employees becomes more difficult, HR professionals are strategically leveraging employee benefits as a recruitment and retention tool, according to 2016 Strategic Benefits survey findings released by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) on Nov. 30. From a randomly selected […]
January 26, 2016

I-9 Violations Can Be Costly for Employers

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) imposed substantial fines on a small transportation employer for I-9 form violations. The majority of the fines were upheld by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Section 274A(b) of the Immigration and Nationality […]
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