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Week in Review – Popular Content
You’re Not Getting a Raise and Nobody Knows Why – Washington Post
The economy today has almost everything experts look for as a sign of health… but one thing that really matters for workers has been stubbornly absent: strong wage growth. Read more.
Related: Is the Gig Economy Working? – The New Yorker
Many liberals have embraced the sharing economy. But can they survive it?
Tags: Wages, Gig Economy
Businesses Push Back On Paid-Sick-Leave Laws – NPR
The business community is fighting against the proliferation of these laws (paid sick leave), saying that the landscape for paid-leave regulation is getting way too complex. Read more.
Tags: Paid Sick Leave, Benefits
Pet dogs are the New Must-have Accessory at the Smarter Office – The Guardian
Companies are using animal magnetism to reduce stress in the workplace and hang on to staff. Read more.
Tags: Office dogs
Canada Wants Silicon Valley’s Tech Employees – The Atlantic
Immigration fears in countries such as the U.S. and U.K. might create huge opportunities for economic growth elsewhere—and Toronto is taking note. Read more.
Tags: Immigration, Tech Workers
The Meaning of Life in a World without Work – The Guardian
As technology renders jobs obsolete, what will keep us busy? Sapiens author Yuval Noah Harari examines ‘the useless class’ and a new quest for purpose. Read more.
Tags: Future Without Work
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Featured Events in January
- Predictive Analytics World (PAW) for Workforce, May 14 – 18, San Francisco CA, #PAWWorkforce
- American Payroll Association (APA) – Annual Congress, May 16 – 20, Orlando FL, #Paycon
- Human Capital Institute (HCI) Performance Management Innovation Conference, May 16 – 17, Chicago IL, #HCIevents
Did You Know
National Bike Month includes an ever-expanding diversity of events in communities nationwide — but the biggest day of the month is Bike to Work Day. In 2017, Bike to Work Week will be May 15-19, with Bike to Work Day on May 19.
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Term of the Week
Protected Concerted Activity: A legal term used in labor policy to define employee protection against employer retaliation in the United States. It defines the activities workers may partake in without fear of employer retaliation. The National Labor Relations Act, the main labor policy governing labor relations in the United States, defines concerted activity in Section 7. “Employees shall have the right to self-organization, to form, join, or assist labor organizations, to bargain collectively through representatives of their own choosing, and to engage in other concerted activities for the purpose of collective bargaining or other mutual aid or protection…” Learn more at the Glossary of HR and Employee Benefit Terms.
Vendor M&A And Partnership News
A sampling of this week’s mergers and acquisitions announcements from around the human resource marketplace – and other partnerships. Latest news here.
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