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...
Sometimes the law is on the side of workers in cases of employment discrimination. But often it isn’t.  If you happen to be a person of color, a woman, older or disabled, the chances are high that if you fought the law, the law won. The recent bombshell news of decades-long sexual harassment b...
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...
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 im...
How should we address job loss caused by automation? Offer a universal basic income? Put the brakes on technological development? Cut back on the workweek? Provide more education — or change the very nature of education? Raise the minimum wage — or lower it? These questions are becoming more and...
Can employers ban the hiring of workers based on their hairstyles? According to a recent ruling by the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, the answer is yes.  In ruling on a lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, refusing to hire someone with dreadlocks has been deemed legal...
You may have heard this week that Amazon.com will open a brick-and-mortar grocery store early in 2017 called Amazon Go. If successful, the  formerly online-only retailer would corner even more of our shopping dollars by siphoning business from traditional supermarkets and big-box stores. But why...
Uber has been ordered to pay $100 million to drivers seeking to be classified as employees, finally settling lawsuits threatening the company’s on-demand business model, which has historically depended on independent contractors. Just yesterday the popular ride-hailing company announced it will b...