[caption id="attachment_23746" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStock.com/zhaojiankang[/caption] The two costliest safety violations in the construction industry over the past three months happened at jobs sites in Washington state, totaling more than $780,000, according to industry ...
[caption id="attachment_23250" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStock.com/maska82[/caption] The long-term economic losses of workers with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS), whose common symptoms include numbness and weakening of the hand muscles, have long been known to exceed those of wo...
[caption id="attachment_22806" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStock.com/BernardaSv[/caption] Workers’ compensation is often thought of as insurance limited to physical injuries on the job. But some work-related psychological conditions are also covered, if they stem from a sudden...
When the COVID-19 pandemic swept over the U.S. in March, federal and state governments intervened with emergency measures to shore up company balance sheets and provide temporary benefits to employees being laid off and furloughed. Now, as businesses contemplate reopening, some of those workers ar...
Seventy may be the new 60, and 80 may be the new 70, but 85 is still fairly old to be in the workforce. But according to U.S. Labor Department data, it is the era of old workers has arrived. Overall, 255,000 Americans 85 years old or older held jobs in the U.S. economy during the past year. That'...
Last year when a bombshell story set of investigations into alarmingly high injury rates at Tesla's electric car factory, the CEO Elon Musk emailed the entire company to express his concern and sympathy: “No words can express how much I care about your safety and wellbeing,” he wrote. “Going f...
Two weeks ago the Federal Jobs Report showed our economy to be in an unusual sweet spot, with steady growth and widespread improvement in the labor market. But how good are the numbers? An Op-Ed contributor to the New York Times wrote that the biggest question in evaluating the May jobs numbers...
In his recent book, The New Minority: White Working Class Politics in an Age of Immigration and Inequality, Justin Gest reminds readers that it wasn't so long ago that the white working class occupied the middle ground of American and British politics and society. But in recent years, members of t...
This week Netflix announced a new workplace benefit virtually unheard of in the corporate world: unlimited parental leave for the first year of a child's life. Chief Talent Officer Tawni Cranz explained "We want employees to have the flexibility and confidence to balance the needs of their growin...
[caption id="attachment_6089" align="alignright" width="300"] Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, left, walks with Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn at the Sun Valley Inn during the 2011 Allen and Co. Sun Valley Conference[/caption] Walking meetings have become standard practice at LinkedIn headquarters. St...