Monday, December 20, 2004

Underworked Employees Are Least Happy

This from HR.BLR.com:

A survey by Sirota Consulting led CEO Jeffrey Saltzman to conclude that "Although there is a cost to employers when their employees are overworked, there may be an even bigger cost due to boredom from being underworked."

Full story here.

Updated Regs for Youth on the Job

Final regs from the Department of Labor regarding employment rules for youth have been published and will be implemented February 14, 2005.

Among other things, the rules weigh in on what type of cooking 14 and 15 year olds may perform.

Go straight to the source at http://www.youthrules.dol.gov/.

Friday, December 17, 2004

EEOC Targets Workplace Harassment of Teens

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission held a press conference for high school journalists to discuss the problem of sexual harassment and other discriminatory conduct against teens at work.

Read the story.

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Many Employers Misclassify Workers as Independent Contractors

This story is from Massachusetts, but the use of Independent Contractors can be a tricky topic for many.

Read the story here.