Week in Review – Popular Content
Bosses Step In to Help Workers Find Extra Cash – WSJ
Worried about their financially strapped workforce, a handful of companies are stepping in to offer employees alternatives to payday loans and other expensive financial products. Read more.
Tags: Employee Loans
President Obama’s Overtime Pay Plan Threatens the ‘Prada’ Economy – NYT
For decades, bosses at publishing houses, glossy magazines, consulting firms, advocacy groups, movie production companies and talent agencies have groomed their assistants to be the next generation of big shots by working them long hours for low wages. With the Obama administration moving to require time-and-a-half overtime pay for most salaried employees making less than $47,476 a year, that business model is suddenly under assault. Read more.
Tags: Overtime Pay
Trending Topics (Calculating Parental Leave Policy, Corporate Innovation Done Right, Why Unplug While on Vacation)
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How to Calculate the Right Parental Leave Policy
Netflix did it. So did Facebook. And as state and local laws are updated, more companies will follow. In short: It looks like generous paid parental leave policies are here to stay. After all, fully 21 percent of large U.S. corporations offered paid maternity leave in 2015, up from 12 percent in 2014, according to a 2015 report published by the Society for Human Resources. Read more.
Tags: Parental Leave
Want to Do Corporate Innovation Right? Go Inside Google Brain
Apple fuses technology with design. IBM invests in research that is often a decade ahead of its time. Facebook “moves fast and maintains a stable infrastructure”. But Google (now officially known as Alphabet) doesn’t rely on any one innovation strategy, but deploys a number of them. Read more.
Why You Really Need to Unplug While on Vacation
Sun, sand, an iPhone in your hand. If this is your idea of vacation, something’s wrong with this picture. Sad as it is, staying plugged in — and even working — on holiday is the new norm. For most of us, whether poolside or at the beach, or tucked away in a tent or a cruise cabin, our smartphones, laptops and tablets are always faithfully by our side or in our hands. We don’t know when to quit. Read more.
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This Week’s Featured Events
Did You Know
June is Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month and, with kitten season, there are more cats in need than ever. Check out articles for great information on adopting a cat, a cat adoption checklist and more. Even if you cannot adopt, there some easy ways we can still help. Read more.
Term of the Week
The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) provides certain employees with up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per year. Current United States maternity leave policy is directed by FLMA. The policy also requires that the employee’s group health benefits be maintained during the leave. Read more.
Vendor M&A And Partnership News
A sampling of this week’s mergers and acquisitions announcements from around the human resource marketplace – and other partnerships. Latest news here.
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