Should Employees Be Compensated for Professional Training?

Recently, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued an opinion letter regarding the question of paying employees for taking classes related to the retention of their professional licenses. The basic question was: Is it possible for employees to be compensated for their time spent taking professional education courses? Although it is possible for employees to be … Read more

EEOC Releases Its Fiscal Year Report

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has released its Fiscal Year 2020 Agency Financial Report reviewing the commission’s financial goals and accomplishments. For employers, the news is that the commission established a record in recovery in its court cases. The report says that “A total of 25,925 individuals received approximately $106 million in monetary … Read more

Five Circumstances That Make a Toxic Work Environment

About one-fifth of American workers consider their work environment toxic due to gossip, disrespect, manipulation, arguing, or malicious people poisoning the team’s morale. It’s estimated that a single disharmonious employee can cost a company more than $12,000 by affecting other employees’ performance. A troublesome work environment can decrease employees’ work quality and result in them … Read more

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