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...
Most of us know that women are paid less, on average, than their male counterparts for the same work. But one out of five women don’t negotiate their salary when they accept a job offer. Failing to negotiate a starting salary when you take that first job after graduation results in an average ...
If you want to remain competitive as the global job market changes under your feet, there are three important things to remember. Much of what you learned in college is of limited use, the majority of future jobs don’t even exist yet, and a large percentage of current jobs remain vacant because th...
Are you the type that may leave an important task undone for weeks, but even though it’s hanging over you, you complete a hundred other tasks instead? Or maybe you feel guilty about an unanswered email, even though responding would just take 10 minutes. Or perhaps the last time you needed st...
Workplace wellness programs that provide tempting incentives to employees who volunteer for optional health screenings, commit to exercise regimens, or improve their cholesterol levels have been contentious for some time now. But starting January 2019, they may become even more controversial. Tha...
Despite the good press Nike has enjoyed recently from its partnership with social activists Colin Kaepernick, the athletic apparel company is still struggling in its relations with women. Four former female employees are now suing Nike for gender discrimination, according to a class-action lawsuit f...
We often think of the home as a sanctuary from work stress. But as many of us know from lived experience, that isn’t always the case. Even if you manage to leave your work worries at the office, your spouse or partner may not be able to do so — and that stress can sometimes rub off on you. So wh...
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'...
When she got pregnant, Otisha Woolbright asked to stop lifting heavy trays at Walmart. Her boss said she had seen Demi Moore do a flip on TV when she was nearly full-term — so being pregnant was “no excuse.” Ms. Woolbright kept lifting until she got injured. For years, American companie...
With summer vacation upon us, teachers across America are scrambling to make ends meet. These are no longer the "off" months they were in years past. Now, teachers have to take side jobs to pay the bills. The data on pay rates is quite alarming. Teachers now make 24 percent less than the average ...