Is Travel Time Compensable for Technicians Paid on an Hourly Basis?

HR Daily Advisor

As we previously reported , last week the U.S. Important questions were addressed regarding the interplay of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the compensability of travel time for nonexempt employees.

“5 Things We Need To Do To Close The Gender Wage Gap”, with John Schwarz CEO of Visier

Thrive Global

As part of my series about “the five things we need to do to close the gender wage gap” I had the pleasure of interviewing John Schwarz. John is the Founder and CEO of Visier Inc., Can you tell us the “backstory” that brought you to this career path?

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Lineman Claims His Overtime, Training Opportunities Were Derailed On Basis of Race

HR Daily Advisor

An African-American railroad worker alleged that he was denied overtime and certain training due to race discrimination. His employer denied the allegations. Some of his responsibilities in that position included construction, installation, and repairs of the overhead catenary system.

HR, Training and the ‘Gig’ Economy

HRExecutive

New survey data finds few organizations are investing in their employees’ training and development these days, and I’m beginning to think the “gig economy” may have something to do with it. For those companies that are providing training, only 35 percent are offering career development opportunities online. And, according Saba, the majority of employees (57 percent) are simply getting their training from “on the job” experience.

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The Days of Coffee-Grabbing Internships Are Over. Here’s How Fellows and Apprentices Are Changing the Way We Train Our Youngest Workers.

Thrive Global

Last year, Kayla Usmani worked at Accenture, one of the country’s largest consulting firms, for an apprenticeship program — an alternative to their internship. Instead, she was working for months honing in her computer science skills to eventually land her a job at the company. In fact, she’d been jumping around foster homes and hadn’t finished college before the program — a rarity in elite internship programs.

Look for the Helpers: Thoughts from Susanna Eiland of Cox Automotive

Achievers

The last few weeks have been a series of peaks and valleys. The last time the world experienced an event of this magnitude was almost 80 years ago in World War II and even that experience does not truly compare. But in the midst of the crisis, there will be light.

Bigger Raises on the Way?

HRExecutive

The numbers have been awfully similar, and awfully stagnant, for some time now. Employees in the U.S.—those those lucky enough to get a raise—have been receiving, on average, something in the neighborhood of a 3 percent bump in pay each year. The post Bigger Raises on the Way?

Lonely, Burned Out, and Depressed: The State of Millennials’ Mental Health Entering the 2020s

Thrive Global

Millennials are changing the way people look at and talk about mental health. Business Insider took a look at the mental-health state of millennials ( defined by the Pew Research Center as the cohort turning ages 23 to 38 in 2019). The overall rate increased from 3 to 4.4%

Banksy’s latest prank actually has a long history

Fast Company The Future of Work

When the British street artist Banksy shredded his Girl with Balloon after it was purchased for $1.4 million at  Sotheby’s , did he know how the art world would react? That the purchaser  would not object  and would instead rejoice? Guerrillas in the midst.

6 Ways You Know Your Small Business is a Success

Zenefits

Common sense indicates a business is successful if it’s running in the black. But as important as financial indicators are, they’re not the only signal of success. Of course, finances will be first on the list. Most small businesses start with a loan from the owner.

All the Reasons You Shouldn’t Work with a PEO

Stratus

If working with a PEO can boost business growth by 7-9% , lower turnover by 10-14% and make it more likely that a company will increase YOY profits and stay in business from one year to the next, all without adding more work to anyone’s plate (and actually taking a lot of it away), why isn’t every small business using one? A quick search of the Internet will result in some pretty compelling arguments against PEOs. Some of the claims are true, some aren’t. The takeaway?

Bansky’s latest prank actually has a long history

Fast Company The Future of Work

When the British street artist Banksy shredded his Girl with Balloon after it was purchased for $1.4 million at  Sotheby’s , did he know how the art world would react? That the purchaser  would not object  and would instead rejoice? Guerrillas in the midst.