• How To Attract Generation-Z To Your Company

    How To Attract Generation-Z To Your Company

    Adjustment to the work culture of millennials is no simple task. However, there is a new talent pool that recruiters should be watching very carefully as well. These are the Generation Z (AKA Post-Millenials) who have just graduated from college. Generation Z is comprised of young adults born between 1997 to 2010. They grew up during the bad times—the aftermath of 9/11, the succeeding terrorist attacks, the Iraq war, and the Great Recession. They witnessed people around them lose their jobs, their homes, and their savings. These experiences are ingrained in them.Gen-Z was born and raised at a time when the internet is already a great part... Read More

  • What Employers Should Know About FMLA After A Natural Disaster

    What Employers Should Know About FMLA After A Natural Disaster

    After the devastation from the natural disasters that were the recent Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, business owners should know how to remain in compliance with employment laws during a natural disaster. A major question is how the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) applies to a natural disaster like Harvey and Irma.Employees who want to take leave under FMLA due to a natural disasterFMLA doesn’t specifically provide protected leave for employees who want to take leave after a natural disaster. Therefore, it is vital that employers understand when and how employees can take leave.Employers can provide leave from their own employment policies... Read More

  • DeVos’ Department of Education withdraws Obama-era guidance on campus sexual assault

    DeVos’ Department of Education withdraws Obama-era guidance on campus sexual assault

    Education Secretary Betsy DeVos scrapped Obama-era guidance on how campuses handle sexual assault investigations Friday. Her department released a letter outlining new campus sexual assault guidelines and argued that existing guidelines “have led to the deprivation of rights for many students—both accused students denied fair process and victims denied an adequate resolution of their complaints.” “The Department has decided to withdraw the [Obama-era guidelines] in order to develop an approach to student sexual misconduct that responds to the concerns of stakeholders and that aligns with the purpose of Title IX to achieve... Read More

  • Reducing Residential Segregation with Affordable Housing

    Reducing Residential Segregation with Affordable Housing

    Residential segregation in the United States is the physical separation of two or more groups into different neighborhoods, i.e. it generally refers to any kind of sorting based on some criteria of the population (e.g. race, ethnicity, income).While overt segregation is illegal in the United States, housing patterns show significant and persistent segregation for certain races and income groups. The history of American social and public policies, like Jim Crow laws and Federal Housing Administration’s early redlining policies, set the tone for segregation in housing. Trends in residential segregation are attributed to... Read More

  • ESSA State Plans Reach Their Deadline

    ESSA State Plans Reach Their Deadline

    Thirty states and Puerto Rico turned in their Every Student Succeeds Act plans in time for the U.S. Department of Education’s deadline of midnight on September 18. Four hurricane-ravaged states—Alabama, Florida, South Carolina, and Texas—got an extension for later this fall. This is the second of two big batches of ESSA plans. Sixteen states and the District of Columbia turned in their plans last spring. And most of those—Arizona, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maine, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, Tennessee, and Vermont—have gotten approvals from the department. Colorado... Read More

  • Food Safety Compliance Costs

    Food Safety Compliance Costs

    Here are some of the costs that are not easily recognized when you talk about the food business. 1.  Certification CostsIt is a way to show your commitment to food safety, business improvement, and customer satisfaction. The cost for certification will be dependent on the size and location of your business along with which food safety certification scheme you select. Poor compliance and audit performance can lead to added costs through an increase in audit frequency.2.  Good Supplier ManagementThe quality and safety of the raw materials that your supplier provides are what will keep or remove you from the food business. When you have... Read More