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Can’t We All Just Get Along?

Can’t we all just get along? Short answer, no. But wouldn’t it be nice if we could? There’s a lot going on in 2024 and the topic of workplace civility is an important one. So much so that SHRM, the leading workplace expert, has put a lot of resources into making sure we, as leaders,...

Feed Your Brain: Eating to Support Healthy Brain Wellness, Development, and Productivity

We have all heard the phrase, “You are what you eat”. While you may not transform into the things you eat, your food choices certainly play an important role in your overall health. Not only that, but certain foods can even help to maintain or improve the health of your brain! Eating the right foods to keep your brain healthy can dramatically decrease your risk of developing neurological problems later in life.     Below are some foods that are pretty standard in...

Attracting Top Talent: The Power of Flexibility in Hiring

In today’s modern job market, attracting top talent requires a flexible approach. With the rise of remote work, technological advancements, and a focus on work-life balance, candidates have more choices and higher expectations than ever. Key Flexibility Strategies: Remote and Hybrid Work Options: Offering these can expand your talent pool and retain employees who value...

Supreme Court Establishes New Harm Standard for Title VII Discrimination Claims

The recent ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in Muldrow v. City of St. Louis has implications for workplace discrimination claims related to employee transfers or similar employment actions.  In essence, the Muldrow decision removes the necessity for employees to prove that an employment action caused “substantial,” “material,” or “significant” harm in order to pursue...

What’s the Buzz About Pay, You Say?

Well, I just went down a rabbit trail of songs that have lyrics about pay. Why you ask? Because we have to talk about it, AGAIN. (And I didn’t find any good ones. Let me know if you’ve got one) There are so many things happening in the economy and political landscape that are impacting...

Expecting Change: The Impact of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

In today’s rapidly evolving legal landscape, staying informed is crucial. The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA), which was effective June 27, 2023, marks a significant milestone in safeguarding the rights of expectant employees and applicants and it requires leaders to adapt their policies accordingly. On April 15, 2024, the EEOC issued final regulations for employers...

DOL’s New Overhauled Overtime Rule Sets Higher Salary Thresholds for Now into the Future

On April 23, 2024, the Department of Labor (DOL) introduced a pivotal final rule, heralding significant adjustments to the salary thresholds governing specific overtime exemptions outlined within the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). This regulatory measure is poised to impact approximately 4 million employees, potentially altering their exempt status under the FLSA. Consequently, employers...