In California: The End of the Gig Economy?

"Under both California and federal law, the question whether an individual worker should properly be classified as an employee or, instead, as an independent contractor has considerable...

Pay Equity: Newest Developments

(Co-written with Ben Hase, Esq.) Pay equity requirements continue to challenge and perplex employers across the country as state and local legislatures churn out new legislation...

Measure Employee Moods More Often

If your organization is anything like mine, then the announcement of the annual engagement survey always brings heavy sighs and eye-rolls from employees. While Human...

Public Employees and Employment Contracts

It is not unusual for high-level public sector employees to have an employment contract with the organization that was created by an elected body. It...

An Examination of Gender Bias in Hiring

We often hear about the “glass ceiling,” i.e., the barrier to advancement impacting women in the workplace. Yet, “women may be most vulnerable to discrimination...

HR’s Role in Cultural Change

As human resources (HR) professionals, we know the benefits of a strong company culture, including improved retention, increased productivity, and strong branding. But, as organizations...

Check your Background Check Process

A recent lawsuit regarding how and when employers inquire about an individual’s criminal history during the application process helps to start a conversation about how...

Survey News – May 2018

Employee Turnover Rates in 2017 Employers Council asked employers to report their employee turnover rates in the annual HR Metrics Survey.  This survey contains information from...

Economic Perspective – May 2018

Employers Council has prepared this Economic Perspective summary to assist the decision makers of member organizations. The economic data contained in these charts represent a...