Final rules for Pregnant Workers Fairness Act go into effect

The chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission discusses the needs and obligations of pregnant workers and their employers.
The new legislation requires employers to provide “reasonable accommodations” for pregnant workers or those dealing with childbirth-related situations.
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The rise of the super commuters

Jun 4, 2024
New research out from Stanford finds the number of 40-plus-mile commutes are increasing as many workers only need to travel to work a few days a week. And the share of workers traveling 75 miles or more is up a third since the start of the pandemic.
The share of workers traveling 75 miles or more is up one third since the start of the pandemic.
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Job satisfaction up, but may be near a plateau

May 6, 2024
By one measure, we are happier with our jobs than ever. But issues around workplace culture and relationships are gaining importance.
If you ask how people feel about wages, workplace culture and work-life balance, there are signs of increasing dissatisfaction.
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Bringing back the lost art of office etiquette

Sep 25, 2023
Companies are asking workers to brush up their small talk skills and ditch the athleisure wear as return-to-office push gets serious.
"Companies are realizing we need to tell people how to have conversations," said Stacie Haller at Resume Builder.
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Admit it — you miss socializing at the office

May 23, 2023
Work can be a foundational part of socialization for young adults on their own for the first time.
It’s been more than three years since the pandemic first shut down offices across the country. That means many young office workers have never actually worked in an office.
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Is remote work here to stay?

Remote work doesn’t just help employees, it can benefit companies too.
Marketplace's Chris Farrell discusses the future of work and who stands to benefit the most from it.
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This grad course teaches MBA students how to handle conflict at work

Jan 23, 2023
Role-playing is key in training to fix interpersonal problems on the job. "It's not about being right or wrong, it's being effective," a facilitator says.
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What did my Gen Z coworker just say?

Dec 26, 2022
Gen Z has developed its own way to communicate and is now bringing it into the workplace. But their use of language is leaving older colleagues bewildered.
Gen Z slang is making its way into the workplace, but sometimes older colleagues are struggling to understand.
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What are people who work from home doing with the time they're saving by not commuting?

Oct 20, 2022
We're sleeping and exercising more, and spending more time with family, among other things.
The lack of an everyday commute due to remote work means more time for family ... and more sleep, among other things.
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Why quiet quitting has become a loud trend

Sep 9, 2022
The debate around quiet quitting has gotten people speaking up about burnout and workplace fatigue driven by the pandemic.
"Quiet quitting" is the latest pandemic-driven workplace debate that points to burnout as a cause of decreased engagement and productivity.
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