“Quiet quitting” is the newest coined phrase that has burst onto the workplace scene. Not to be confused with the “great resignation,” quiet quitting is commonly understood to mean employees intentionally prioritizing the minimum requirements of their job and nothing more.
Archives for September 19, 2022
Guidance for Classification of Construction Workers Provided by New Jersey Supreme Court
In a case involving a drywall installation business, the New Jersey Supreme Court has provided helpful tips for employers to properly classify construction workers as independent contractors or employees and to accurately assess when to owe worker contributions to the unemployment compensation and temporary disability benefit funds.
California Enacts Far-Reaching Fast Food Worker Law
Executive Summary: On September 5, 2022, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed A.B. 257, the Fast Food Accountability Recovery Act or FAST Recovery Act. The law was strongly supported by unions and will impact more than 500,000 fast food workers in California, their employers, and consumers.
The Story Behind the Averted Rail Strike Is About Employers and Exploitation
Here’s the longer story: This week, unions representing tens of thousands of railway workers were poised to strike in protest of poor working conditions and low wages.
How Your Company Can Encourage Innovation from All Employees
Kaizen, the Japanese management practice of continuous innovation, can be applied to knowledge work.
These Bosses Are OK With Boundaries. They Promise.
Workers in search of better work-life balance are finding more willing managers
Experts: Are Workers Actually Quiet Quitting?
The term “quiet quitting” has become all the rage of late, but it has caused some confusion.
3 Leadership Skills That Can Help You Run A Remote Workplace
With the rapid digitalization of the world in the last few years, there has been a major shift in the way people do things.
Employers Risk Liability If Customers Discriminate in Workplaces
Employers may lean toward taking a hands-off approach when customers or other third parties exhibit discriminatory behavior in a workplace, but the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission takes a dim view of laissez-faire attitudes and will sue.
California becomes 7th state to protect workers who smoke marijuana off-the-clock
It along with another bill were meant to “unwind California’s failed history of cannabis prohibition,” according to Newsom’s office.
Hybrid workers don’t want to return to the office. But soon, they might have to
As energy bills skyrocket and companies brace themselves for a recession, hybrid work might be about to face its biggest challenge.
Next up for US unions: Major contracts for 700,000 workers
The 11th hour deal that prevented a crippling strike at the nation’s freight railroads is the biggest win for US unions in years.
Best and Worst States to Work in America 2022
This map tells a story of growing inequality in our country−and of hope for the future.
Beltway Buzz, September 16, 2022
The Beltway Buzz is a weekly update summarizing labor and employment news from inside the Beltway and clarifying how what’s happening in Washington, D.C. could impact your business.
What New Student Loan Relief Means for Employee Benefits
The Biden administration announced several student loan debt relief measures on August 24, 2022, including an extended loan repayment moratorium through December 31, 2022, and debt cancellation that will be available near the end of the year.