Hardly a day goes by that we don't hear of some prominent celebrity or public figure being brought down by accusations of sexual harassment. In the #MeToo era, it can be easy to forget that just a few short years ago there was considerably less attention to the issue -- a marker of how quickly socia...
Earlier this week the Trump administration proposed a change to hiring requirements that could prove detrimental to employment prospects for those accused of misdemeanors or low-level felonies. According to the new policy, job applicants who get an offer for any position within the federal governmen...
In a recent account shared on Lifehacker, freelance writer Rebecca Fishbein described her experience working from home for a full year. She noted several upsides to the laid-back life of couch-consulting. She doesn't have to deal with a commute, she rarely puts on real pants or shoes, and she can...
Diners at Seattle's Melting Pot location may have noticed more than just menus, glassware and fondue on their tables during recent visits: management has also been serving up notices of a 3-4% price hike at their restaurant, a surcharge they say is used to cover higher minimum wage costs in Seattle....
For many office workers, “working from home” has replaced a day spent recovering under the covers. In a recent NYT article on "The Death of the Sick Day," respondents flooded the comment section to say that it had been years - even more than a decade - since they had taken a sick day. Ind...
Managers often seek to develop good working relationships with employees -- and for good reason. Those close ties motivate commitment to work and support among the workforce, along with better overall performance. But is there any risk that too much bonding with employees could backfire? Rece...
Have you ever felt that time off wouldn’t be worth it because the planning and preparation effort — not to mention mountain of catch-up work — would be so overwhelming? If so, you’re not unusual. More than 50% of Americans take less than their allowed vacation time each year. Some reasons...
It's clever, but also a troubling sign of Japan's labor priorities. Researchers at the Advanced Industrial Science and Technology Institute have built HRP-5P, a humanoid robot that can do a large number of construction tasks during labor shortages or in the case of serious hazards. The ...
If you want to get a light penalty for committing a crime, you’re better off cheating employees of their earned wages than stealing a pair of designer shoes or the latest electronics off the shelf at your local retailer. That’s what a recent report shows in the Demos research brief, The...
The prospect of “vacation” often gives rise to thoughts of faraway lands. Those “bucket-list” trips can be a lot of fun, but they also take a significant amount of time, energy, and money. Some of us even feel exhausted just thinking about planning a big trip—not only in terms of juggling ...