The gig economy has been heavily discussed in the media and in employment circles for several years now. Essentially, it involves the less-formal employment or contractor relationships between workers and companies, with workers typically working temporarily for one or multiple employers at a time with greater flexibility and independence.
Tech giant Oracle Corp. is guilty of shortchanging women and minority workers $400 million in the form of wages, according to a new legal filing by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).
The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is designed to be an incentive for employers to hire people who frequently face difficulty finding employment. As the name implies, this incentive is in the form of a tax credit. As such, it is administered by both the Department of Labor (DOL) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). […]
It wasn’t so long ago that older workers feared—and not without cause—losing their jobs to younger competition. The thought was that younger, energetic talent having just acquired the most up-to-date education would force out older colleagues who were making more money due to their seniority but who were likely to be less productive than the […]
Summer is right around the corner and for employers that hire minors or use college students as unpaid interns, you should take the time to review your hiring practices to make sure they are in compliance with federal law.
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently updated its internship fact sheet, in effect changing the guidelines for internships. The move has prompted many employers to wonder: Do we still have to pay interns?
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has updated its internship fact sheet to help employers determine whether interns and students working for “for-profit” employers are entitled to minimum wages and overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
In yesterday’s Advisor, we looked at some risks perceived by employers that consider hiring ex-convicts. Today, we’re going to be taking a look at some of the potential benefits.
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), an ideal time for employers to become more familiar about the abilities people with disabilities bring to the workplace.
Perhaps the most common type of nontraditional worker in the new workforce is the independent contractor. The recession saw many people seeking work as independent contractors and as the economy has improved, these relationships have continued, whether due to the preference of the employer, the employee, or both.