Current issues of interest to employers are featured here, dealing with compliance, trends, and recent developments.
Business value and EX
Two-thirds of businesses at risk of losing value due to untapped employee experience, according to this article that summarizes new research.
2023 Labor charges are up
In the first half of Fiscal Year 2023, the NLRB reports, unfair labor practice charges and union representation petitions have increased significantly. Read the executive summary here.
HR leaders confident
HR leaders are confident about hiring, retaining workers, despite recession worries, according to the Conference Board in this summary article.
March 2023 Labor Statistics
The unemployment rate changed little at 3.5% in March, BLS reports. Read the summary of labor statistics here.
Annual study reveals “care” is a key driver of life and job satisfaction, explained in this article.
Bank Due Diligence
This article provides proactive steps for avoiding a bank failure.
NLRB limits agreements
The NLRB has limited the viability of non-disparagement and confidentiality clauses in employee severance agreements, per the expert guidance.
Feb 2023 Labor Statistics
The unemployment rate edged up to 3.6% in February 2023, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
EEOC reminds employers how to handle applicants and employees with hearing disabilities, summarized in this article.
Improving employee wellbeing factors can enhance company performance by at least 11 percent, up to 55 percent, according to a global Aon survey. Examine the insights here.
FMLA reduced hours
DOL advises that qualified employees can use FMLA leave to work reduced hours. Read expert guidance here.