For workers with DACA status, Supreme Court ruling means fewer worries about job security

Jun 19, 2020
DACA recipients still have to renew their work authorization every two years.
If the Trump administration tries to eliminate DACA again, it’ll introduce more uncertainty into the employer-employee relationship.
Sandy Huffaker/AFP via Getty Images

How will we know when it's safe to go back to work? Workers and employers want to know.

May 11, 2020
Right now, OSHA doesn’t have a blanket legal standard for protecting workers from infectious diseases.
The medical definition of what's safe has been changing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

The big problem for small business? Finding qualified people to hire

Nov 12, 2019
One in four small businesses is having a hard time recruiting, according to the National Federation of Independent Business.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Health care costs expected to rise for employers

Jun 20, 2019
A PwC survey found American companies will spend 6% more in 2020.
A doctor takes a patient's blood pressure in Dorchester, Maryland.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Undocumented workers in Wyoming struggle to get workers' comp

Apr 8, 2019
Wyoming is the state with the most dangerous workplaces.
Attorney Steven Dwyer said more undocumented workers are seeking his help with cases related to workers' compensation for on-the-job injuries, including one worker who is $17,000 in debt from medical bills incurred after he fell off a roof.
Scott Olson/Getty Images

E-Verify could make it even harder for farmers and construction companies to find workers

Sep 28, 2018
A bill in Congress would require all employers to use the government’s E-Verify system.
Mexican migrant workers harvest organic parsley at Grant Family Farms on October 11, 2011 in Wellington, Colorado. 
John Moore/Getty Images

You’ve got questions. We help you answer them.

Support nonprofit, independent journalism that makes you smarter.

4 ways disability affects how employers approach hiring

Job descriptions are a bigger deal than you may think.
[Image Description: An individual is sitting at a desk, searching through a newspaper's help wanted ads. They are wearing a brown jacket, and are holding a pen in one hand and a sheet of white paper in the other.]
Chris Hondros/Getty Images

Does a tight labor market mean more jobs for young people?

Apr 19, 2018
With the weekly jobless claims out Thursday, we look at whether the tight labor market is creating opportunities for younger workers. Are employers more willing to look at — and train — younger workers? And are young workers prepared for…

Flu season could cost employers billions of dollars

Feb 12, 2018
This flu season could cost businesses at least $15.4 billion in lost productivity, according to one employment consulting firm.
A sign advertising flu shots is displayed at a Walgreens pharmacy on Jan. 22, 2018 in San Francisco, California. 
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images