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Are they students? Or are they employees? NLRB rules that graduate students are employees – Washington Post
The National Labor Relations Board ruled Tuesday that graduate students who work as teaching and research assistants at private universities are school employees, clearing the way for them to join or form unions that administrators must recognize. Read more.
Tags: Unions, NLRB Ruling
Bay Area Start-Ups Find Low-Cost Outposts in Arizona – NYT
As start-ups across San Francisco and the Silicon Valley try to contend with high salaries and housing costs, many are expanding to lower-cost cities in the West. For Phoenix, which is about a 90-minute flight from San Francisco, the Bay Area’s loss is its gain. Read more.
Tags: Workforce Relocation, Careers
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Why Do So Many Women Who Study Engineering Leave the Field? – HBR
For decades, to attract more women to the field, engineering educators have focused on curriculum reform (e.g., by promoting girls’ interest in math and science). While these efforts have brought in more women to study engineering, the problem is that many quit during and after school. Read more.
Tags: Workplace, Careers, Diversity
ACA’s fading promise may be helping employers attract, retain talent – HR Dive
Any thoughts that health insurance plans sold via exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act would be on par with employer-provided plans have not been realized, according to the New York Times, and that could be good for employers looking to attract and retain talent. Read more.
Tags: ACA, Healthcare
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Term of the Week
Indirect compensation: Compensation that is not paid directly to an employee and is calculated in addition to base salary and incentive pay (i.e., health/dental/vision insurance, vacation, retirement benefits, educational benefits, relocation expenses, etc.)
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