Grin and Bear It

Nov 12, 2015
Quartz and Marketplace explore fake happiness in the workplace.
Posted In: emotions, employees, employee training
Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos presents the company's first smartphone, the Fire Phone, on June 18, 2014 in Seattle, Washington.

Amazon's company culture: innovative or punishing?

Oct 19, 2015
Retailer is known for hard-working employees and 'unreasonably high' standards.
Posted In: Amazon, company culture, work culture, employees

What we know about paid sick leave

Sep 8, 2015
Dozens of places in the U.S. require it. What does their experience show?
Posted In: sick day, employees, Congress
Designer Ralph Lauren attends the Anna Wintour Costume Center Grand Opening at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Lauren, CEO of the brand Ralph Lauren, is one of America's highest paid CEOs, according to Forbes.

SEC reform shines a light on CEO-to-worker pay ratio

Aug 5, 2015
Will the rule point out sky-high compensation or become a useless political tool?
Posted In: Security Exchange Commission, median income, employees, labor

Americans are taking fewer vacation days

Jul 17, 2015
It's a relatively new problem, says Project: Time Off director.
Posted In: vacation, productivity, employees
An UBER application is shown as cars drive by in Washington, D.C. on March 25, 2015.

Who's an employee?

Jul 15, 2015
The Department of Labor has issued guidance on classifying workers.
Posted In: sharing economy, Uber, employees
Still from a Southern New Hampshire University online ad.

Can employee tuition benefits boost graduation rates?

Jul 10, 2015
Flexible degree programs should raise enrollment, analyst says.
Posted In: online education, employees, Anthem
The share of working-age people who have a job or are looking for employment fell to its lowest level since the late '70s.

Jobs report in 4 charts: who's working, who's not

Jul 2, 2015
The labor force made up of people 25 to 54 years old is at a low point.
Posted In: labor market, labor, employees, millennials
Chipotle restaurant workers fill orders for customers. A former Chipotle employee joined a class-action lawsuit against the company with claims related to unpaid overtime.

Working hard for the money — will overtime help?

Jun 30, 2015
President Obama has announced that he will update labor rules to allow workers extra pay for work.
Posted In: labor, overtime, working, employees
A child runs past a mural in West Baltimore.

Under the radar: Baltimore's 'informal' economy

Jun 29, 2015
Being a small business owner here comes with a host of challenges.
Posted In: police, employees, Baltimore