[caption id="attachment_7827" align="alignright" width="590"] Shortage of construction workers to rebuild Houston could reshape regional labor market.[/caption] Even as much of Houston remains flooded from Tropical Storm Harvey, city officials are worrying that there may be a severe shortage of wor...
Back in 2011, the National Park Service launched a campaign to reduce plastic litter by encouraging national parks to end the sale of bottled water.  The move was not a blanket “ban” — but it did lead to 23 national parks, including the Grand Canyon and Zion National Park, restricting bottled...
Workplaces have to make rules—that’s a given.  But is it necessary that they be shortsighted and lazy attempts at creating order? Many of us can understand the temptation. As any company grows, so does our difficulty maintaining standards. There are numerous instances where people cross a li...
Having kids typically makes it harder to advance in your career, according to overwhelming body of research. According to a new poll, most U.S. workers feel that employers aren’t doing enough to support parents returning to their jobs after they take time off to raise children. 57% report ...
Love it or hate it, one possible result of repealing Obamacare may be a decline in the number of Americans who can retire early. Workers who reach 65 become eligible for Medicare, but some get retiree coverage from former employers before they reach that age.  Few companies, however, offer ...
In a recent article she titled “Why You Need to Quit Your Job,” Author and Life and Leadership coach Adria Corso related her own struggle feeling trapped in a job that made her miserable. In introducing the dilemma, she wrote that “Eight years ago, I sat in the big fancy office of my corpora...
We commonly hear promises and praises regarding automated cars: that they will eliminate human-error accidents and make roadways and traffic more efficient. At first glance, such promises seem to indicate that self-driving cars would reduce congestion and reduce our commute times. But researchers...
Last week, an article in Wired declared, "The Next Big Blue-Collar Job Is Coding." Kelly McEvers, a journalist with NPR, interviewed Clive Thompson about his article. Thompson noted that a person doesn’t need to finish a 4-year college education to learn coding: some of the 9-month, intensive “b...
Kay Jewelers and its parent company, Sterling Jewelers, faces a class-action lawsuit from thousands of former and current employees, who accuse the company of fostering “rampant sexual harassment and discrimination,” according to a Washington Post story on Monday. Women at the company have s...
Workers compensation is a type of insurance that helps employees recover from workplace injuries or illnesses developed through one’s work. Each state has a different set of laws for its workers compensation program, with benefits covering medical expenses, prescription medication, death benefits,...