Oregon has become the first state to adopt a “predictive scheduling” measure, requiring employers to give employees a set work schedule a week in advance … Read more
The Untapped Potential Of Hiring New Mothers
This series profiles people whose ideas have the power to transform the workplace. Several are company leaders who have put their ideas into practice. … Read more
Benefits for Your Part-timers? It’s a Trend That’s Paying Off
The holiday season is fast approaching, and when it comes to retail, it can be difficult for employers to keep up with the hiring rush. The problem: … Read more
3 Ways the Gig Economy Should Be Changing Your Workforce Planning Now
Freelancer. To some, the word sounds like a synonym for someone too lazy or unqualified to work a ‘real job.’ But I’ve found that working with freelancers … Read more
Are You Pushing the Limits on Your Labor and Your Workforce?
One of the first things I learned in Industrial Psychology was the breakdown and distribution of labor. I learned what it meant to have a full-time … Read more
The True Costs, and Unintended Consequences, of On-Demand Talent
WorkMarket has just published a new survey analysis, the 2016 Corporate On-Demand Talent Report. It’s got some really great information about “On-Demand” … Read more
What Is a Full-Time Employee? Senate Panel Hears It’s Not 30 Hours a Week
By Ilyse Wolens Schuman During the first employment-related hearing conducted Friday by the new Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions … Read more
How to Get Great Engagement Out of Your Seasonal Workers
The Holiday Season is fast approaching, meaning retailers and restaurants all across the country are preparing to hire seasonal and part-time staff to help … Read more
Weekly Wrap: Part-Timers Want to Be Full-Timers, But Where Are the Jobs?
It’s been an ongoing question nobody has a good answer to: Why don’t more people feel good about the economy given the drop in the unemployment … Read more
Hong Kong: Workplace Policies That Embrace the Best of East AND West
By Alice Wang Hong Kong is not just a pivotal financial center of Greater Asia with soaring towers and enigmatic business opportunities; it also embraces … Read more
Bills Addressing Definition of a Full-Time Worker Advance in House
By Ilyse Wolens Schuman This week, the House Ways and Means Committee approved two bills that address the definition of “full-time employee” under the … Read more
The Ultimate Holiday Temp Job? It Must Be Santa
Editor’s Note: The holiday season is here, and TLNT is celebrating with classic holiday posts from the past. Look for them through Christmas Eve. What may … Read more
Labor Department Is Digging Into Worker Classifications — Again
By John E. Thompson The U.S. Department of Labor has announced another proposal to conduct a survey relating to “worker classification issues” … Read more
Anyone Can Find a Job … If They’re Willing to Work Anywhere, Part-Time
Bob Funk, president and founder of Express Employment Professionals, says that “anyone who really wants a job in this country can have one.” Yup, you … Read more
A Key to the Obamacare Debate: Just What Is a Full-Time Employee?
Of all the contentious claims about the Affordable Care Act, few have been more contentious than over the impact it’s having on employers. It’s hard to … Read more
A Growing Dilemma: Should You Hire a Part-Timer or a Contractor?
Joseph is a graphic designer who works 20 hours per week from home for a company based in another city. He determines his own working hours and location, … Read more
Fed Governor Says Recovery Is Hindered by Temp and Low-Wage Jobs
A member of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors is complaining that too many of the new jobs created since the economic recovery began are low-wage, … Read more
New Bill Would Extend FMLA Benefits to Part-Time Workers
By Eric B. Meyer Under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), employees are eligible for leave if they have worked for their employer at least 12 months, … Read more
Weekly Wrap: Are These Really the Best Excuses For Being Late?
Over the years, I’ve heard all sorts of excuses from people late to work — some reasonable, some silly, some infuriating. One of my all-time … Read more
Part-Time Hurricane Sandy Relief Workers Win Health Benefits
That didn’t take long. Just one week after an online petition made news by calling for the Federal Emergency Management Agency to give health benefits to … Read more