In many workplaces, the holiday season is synonymous with boozy office parties, where every branch of the work family comes together to celebrate a year of hard work. The uninhibited atmosphere can be a welcome pressure release valve in an otherwise stressful part of life. It’s also a ripe time fo...
Earlier this week the Seattle Times editorial board called on Mayor Jenny Durkan to veto the proposal for a head tax on jobs if it’s approved by city council. As they argue: "Seattle’s City Council will harm the city, its business climate and workers across the board if it starts taxing large c...
Virgin Group founder and Billionaire Richard Branson had some critical words for President Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs, arguing they will hurt rather than help the U.S. economy. “I think the tariffs are counterproductive,” Branson said this week at the Adobe Summit, held in Las Vegas. ...
Last week, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that discrimination against gay workers is prohibited under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. That 1964 law doesn’t explicitly prohibit LGBTQ discrimination, but instead bans discrimination based on sex. LGBTQ activists, however, have made the ...
Nobody wants to hear they've been fired. Those who've had it happen say it feels like a punch in the gut. Now, imagine that instead of your boss telling you face to face, the message comes from a pop-up alert on your smartphone. That's how people get canned at Uber. Eric Huestis wasn't aware of t...
In the words of Warren Buffett, health care costs are "a hungry tapeworm on the American economy." So now the Berkshire Hathaway CEO is teaming up with the CEOs of Amazon and JPMorgan Chase to create a new company that would offer high-quality health care for their employees at a significantly l...
A surprising number of American employees are paid significantly less than what they're actually worth. The pay disparity is often the result of skill-sets out-pacing supply in the current job market. Many job applicants accept the initial salary offer without first negotiating...
Prominent business writer Emily Peck recently claimed: "Men run everything, and it’s enough already. Want to stop sexual harassment? Fix this now." By "this," she meant having more women leaders in the U.S. -- from businesses to politics to education to media and entertainment. There have been ...
At major U.S. companies where just 10 percent of leaders are women, half of the male employees say that females were well-represented in the organization’s leadership, according to a recent study of corporate workers put out by McKinsey & Co. and LeanIn.org. In sum, just a couple token w...
The first week in the new Trump White House kicked off with a breakfast "listening session" including major American business executives. For the most part President Trump promised traditional Republican incentives of lower taxes and less regulation. But the conversation also included threats to ...