May 15, 2013
Arlington, Va. - Private sector workers are likely to see little or no improvement in the overall pace of annual wage increases in the coming months, according to the preliminary second quarter Wage Trend Indicator™ (WTI) released today by Bloomberg BNA, a leading publisher of specialized news and information.
March 13, 2013
Arlington, Va. - A Bloomberg BNA quarterly survey of employers released this week reveals that employee turnover was remarkably flat in the second half of 2012, and separation rates for the full year suggest little or no overall change in worker departures. Job absence surged in late 2012, reversing a decline observed during the summer.
March 11, 2013
Arlington, Va. - With sequestration looming after Congress and the president stepped back from the fiscal cliff, job prospects remain in a holding pattern, according to 265 employers responding to Bloomberg BNA's latest survey on the employment outlook. Office/clerical candidates could see some improvement in job opportunities during the second quarter, but prospects for most other nonmanagement employees appear unlikely to break free of the sluggishness observed over the past two years. For the currently employed, the threat of job loss remains fairly low, with little appreciable change in reports of layoffs or imminent reductions in force.
January 9, 2013
Arlington, Va. - This year, almost 30 years after President Reagan signed Martin Luther King, Jr. Day into law, slightly more than three in ten employers (32 percent) will give the civil rights leader's birthday (January 21) as a paid holiday to most or all of their workers. In addition, 11 percent reported that they will sponsor programs or events to acknowledge Dr. King's life and achievements, regardless of whether they will give the day off.
December 7, 2012
Arlington, Va. - Hiring projections for early 2013 signal no dramatic change in employment prospects, with some indication of declining job opportunities for production and service employees, according to 291 employers responding to Bloomberg BNA's latest survey on the employment outlook.
December 4, 2012
Arlington, Va. - With Christmas and New Year's Day falling on Tuesdays in 2012-13, employers' year-end holiday calendars will be much kinder to workers than in the previous two years, according to Bloomberg BNA's survey of employers' year-end holiday plans. Almost three-fifths of the surveyed employers (58 percent) have scheduled at least three paid days off for the 2012-13 holiday season, compared with about two out of five establishments responding for 2011-12 (42 percent) and 2010-11 (36 percent), when the national holidays fell on the weekend. The Bloomberg BNA survey also suggests some recovery in holiday gifts, bonuses, and party-giving from levels observed around the end of the recession.
November 20, 2012
November 2, 2012
Arlington, Va. - The four-day Thanksgiving weekend remains a November tradition among most U.S. employers, although more than a third of surveyed establishments will require at least a few employees to report to work on the holiday, according to the latest Bloomberg BNA survey of year-end holiday practices. Nearly three out of four responding employers (73 percent) have scheduled both Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 22) and the following Friday (Nov. 23) as paid days off for all or most of the workforce this year, virtually unchanged from 2011 (72 percent) and 2010 (74 percent). Throughout the Bloomberg BNA survey's history, the two-day Thanksgiving holiday has proven mostly impervious to economic conditions.
August 31, 2012
June 4, 2012
May 29, 2012
April 17, 2012
Arlington, Va. - Bloomberg BNA's Payroll Reference Ruler, a tool for quick searches on federal and state minimum wage and withholding rates, updated annually and popular with payroll professionals, is now available as a free mobile app on the iTunes store.
March 20, 2012
March 14, 2012
(Arlington, Va.) - Employer hiring projections for the second quarter of 2012 are up for production/service and office/clerical employees, according to responses from 344 employers participating in Bloomberg BNA's quarterly employment survey. There has been no change since last quarter in hiring projections for technical/professional staff.
Arlington, Va. — Whether you are just beginning to identify vendors to meet your international payroll needs, recently signed an agreement, or are two years in to your agreement, this webinar will assist you in building and facilitating your vendor relations. Join Deborah Timberlake Esq., GPHR, CPP, Timberlake and Associates, on March 22, 2012 for Vendor Selection and Relationship for Your International Payroll, as she outlines the process for selecting vendors on the international scene.
Arlington, Va. - On January 24, 2012, the acting general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) released his second report on social media in less than six months. The 35-page report addresses 14 legal cases dealing with emerging social media challenges in the workplace. This information-packed agenda will feature two NLRB practitioners who represent clients on opposite sides of the bargaining table and will address social media challenges in the workplace.
(Arlington, Va.) - Absenteeism in 2011 has eclipsed the record lows observed in 2009, according to a survey of 344 U.S. employers conducted by Bloomberg BNA. Through 2011, median rates of unscheduled employee absences (excluding long-term absences and partial days out) averaged 0.6 percent of scheduled worker days per month. They are down from the 0.8 percent levels observed in 2010 and, the 0.7 percent in 2009, and are at a 10-year low-well below the absence rates of 1.3 percent or more observed from 1985 to 2006.
February 29, 2012
Arlington, Va. - Whether you do business in 2 countries or 120, have 50 people or 50,000, global companies are looking at key functions, resources and the potential to develop a world class global strategy to pay a global workforce. Whether you are just starting to define a global payroll strategy or you want to refine or revisit your current strategy, this webinar will provide a roadmap to reach that goal.
February 27, 2012
Arlington, Va. - The Me Generation, also known as Gen Y, the Net Generation, the Millennials, Nexters, Peter Pan Generation, and the Trophy Generation, typically doesn't respond to the one-size-fits-all management style. Born after 1980, they have a distinctive set of expectations, values, attitudes, priorities and behaviors as a result of the era in which they grew up. If the differences are ignored, this young population can grow into a source of misunderstanding and conflict. HR's goal is to appropriately address the challenges and opportunities that will give your organization the competitive edge. Join author, speaker, and senior HR professional Carol Hacker, of Hacker & Associates, on March 8th for HR's Role in Engaging and Motivating the Me Generation.
Arlington, Va. - The tidal wave of overtime lawsuits that began several years ago continues unabated. Today, most employers' greatest legal vulnerability is not in their hiring and firing decisions, but in their decisions about who they pay overtime and how. Employees and their attorneys have continued to aggressively pursue these lawsuits, and the Department of Labor has increased its enforcement efforts against employers. Join, Neil H. Dishman, an attorney at Jackson Lewis LLP, on March 8th for a discussion on how to protect your company from overtime and other wage-hour claims.
Arlington, Va. - Creditor garnishments represent only about 15% of the total wage attachments employers receive but they present the greatest financial risk to the employer. Not only is it important to withhold correctly but penalties may be assessed if other requirements, such as submitting answers or written questions, are not provided within the required period of time. Join Amy Bryant, CPP, on March 1st to learn how to avoid the pitfalls of garnishments by paying attention to important details.
January 13, 2012
January 11, 2012
January 10, 2012
Arlington, Va. (January 10, 2012) - The National Labor Relations Board has been all over the news this year. Mass media headlines like "Court Backs NLRB," "NLRB Delays Effective Date," and "NLRB's Position May Be Shifting," may oversimplify events at the Board, but they accurately reflect that this small, but critically important, federal agency has a much higher profile than ever before. Stay in step with the changing labor and employment environment by joining Ronald Meisburg, Partner with Proskauer Rose, in Washington, D.C., and Joel A. D'Alba, Partner with Asher Gittler & D'Alba, in Chicago, on January 12th for The NLRB and You The Employer.
January 5, 2012
December 14, 2011
Arlington, Va. (December 14, 2011) – After an initial pickup in hiring projections from the fourth quarter of 2010 to the first quarter of 2011, employer hiring plans were largely flat in the remaining three quarters of 2011 and are showing some indications of slowing in the first quarter of 2012, according to projections from 384 employers responding to BNA's latest quarterly employment survey.
December 6, 2011
December 2, 2011
Arlington, Va. (December 2, 2011) — Act 32 challenges Pennsylvania employers to quickly respond to what is perhaps the largest local income tax restructuring in decades. Some of the most significant steps required for compliance – effective January 1, 2012 – will fall on employers and they may not be able to rely on their payroll service or software provider. Join Debera Salam, Director of Payroll Information and Process Services for Ernst & Young LLP, on December 8, 2011 for Changes in Pennsylvania's Local Earned Income Tax Under Act 32.
December 1, 2011
Arlington, Va. (December 1, 2011) — More than ever, workers today remain in or return to the workforce beyond traditional retirement age. Workers 65 and older constitute more than 20 percent of the U.S. workforce and represent the fastest growing demographic of American workers. Managing an aging workforce raises a unique set of opportunities and challenges for employers across all industries. Join top OSHA and Employment Law attorneys, Eric J. Conn and Casey M. Cosentino, from Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., on December 7, 2011 for ‘OSHA, Title VII, and America’s Aging Workforce.’
November 15, 2011
November 8, 2011
Arlington, Va. (November 8, 2011) — Have you implemented all the necessary payroll tax changes for this year? Are you set with employees for the start of the New Year with proper plans for handling new Forms W-4 and implementation of new wage thresholds for Social Security and Medicare and all the different benefit plans? Will your year-end procedures guide you safely through a correct set of W-2s and balanced Forms? Join Jerri LS Langer, J.D., L.L.M., Founding Member, COKALA Tax Information Reporting Solutions, on November 17, 2011, for Tips and Updates for Handling Year-End Payroll Taxes, an up-to-the-minute webinar covering year-end payroll taxes.
November 2, 2011
ARLINGTON, Va. (November 2, 2011)—U.S. courts have been busy this year sorting out how employers have responded to whistleblowing employees and under what circumstances employers handled retaliation claims. The decisions reached offer employers a roadmap for avoiding the numerous potholes and roadblocks that can become costly setbacks. An important U.S. Supreme Court case this year that expanded retaliation claims: Thompson v. North American Stainless (January 24, 2011), in which the terminated fiancé of a female employee successfully filed an EEOC charge as an “aggrieved person.” The decision breaks new ground as to who may pursue a Title VII claim. Join Daniel Westman, Partner, Morrisson Foerster and Richard Moberly, Associate Dean for Faculty and Associate Professor of Law at the University Of Nebraska College Of Law on November 16, 2011 for Whistleblowing and Retaliatory Discharge: Significant Developments in 2011, a discussion of retaliation claims under the Sarbanes–Oxley Act.
ARLINGTON, Va. (November 2, 2011)—Bullying, or psychological violence, need not be tolerated as a routine aspect of employment. It harms individuals and undermines the mission of organizations and companies.
Workplace bullying can be placed in the context of other forms of negative employment conduct. Join us November 15, 2011, from 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM, ET for Workplace Bullying. In this webinar, employers will find out about its prevalence, its defining characteristics, the profiles of the players, and the reactions elicited from witnesses and organizations. Practical strategies will be provided for staff and managers to minimize the effects of bullying in organizations where there has not yet been a commitment made for a comprehensive, systemic solution.
November 1, 2011
Arlington, Va. (Nov. 1, 2011) – For the second consecutive year, employers are less generous in providing their workers Thanksgiving holiday leave. Levels of gift giving, virtually unchanged for the past six years, remain at historically low levels, according to BNA’s annual survey of employers’ year-end holiday plans.
September 28, 2011
Continuing uncertainty about the economy has made it tough for organizations to make future plans. Many companies reacted to the economic turmoil of the last four years by cutting back — trimming budgets, increases, headcount, benefits and more – in an effort to survive. And, because of the continuing uncertainty, organizations remain uneasy about compensation planning.
At the conference, attendees will hear from today’s leading compensation and benefits thought leaders on cutting-edge tactics for trimming pay-related costs, red-hot issues in salary planning, and many other topics highly relevant to the compensation professional. The conference will take place on Tuesday, October 11th from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at The National Press Club, and will be hosted by BNA/IOMA.
September 27, 2011
September 16, 2011
Arlington, Va., September 16, 2011 —One of the most important yet unappreciated jobs in a company falls to the individual who is responsible for filing the annual unclaimed property reports. As state deficits rise and many budgets are in the red, state Treasurers and Unclaimed Property Administrators increase enforcement to ensure continual influx of money into the state coffers. Unclaimed wages is one of the foundations of unclaimed property reporting. Although it is one of the most reported and most “obvious” property types, the legislation and other requirements surrounding unclaimed wages makes it perhaps one of the most fascinating and frustrating unclaimed property types. A new webinar from BNA on September 29, 2011, Unclaimed Property and the Reporting of Unclaimed Wages, offered by a leading expert on unclaimed property compliance, will explore the current landscape in unclaimed property reporting and enforcement.
ARLINGTON, Va., September 16, 2011 —As companies are picking up again from what seemed to be a long economic tailspin, traditional functions of the HR role are still important. These include recruitment; employee training and development; remuneration and benefits; and fostering a good corporate culture, to mention a few. However as a new generation of employees are waking up to a world in which social, environmental and human rights will be taken for granted, HR managers may need to rethink some of the ways in which they will attract and retain key talent. A new webinar from BNA on September 28, 2011, Corporate Social Responsibility for Human Resources,offered by two leading global EAP (Employee Assistance Program) experts, will explore how thriving businesses in the new 21st century have to rewrite the roadmap for HR that includes Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
September 13, 2011
August 25, 2011
Continuing uncertainty about the economy has made it tough for organizations to make future plans. Many companies reacted to the economic turmoil of the last two years by cutting back -- trimming budgets, increases, headcount, benefits and more – in an effort to survive. And, because of the continuing uncertainty, organizations remain uneasy about compensation planning.
At the conference, attendees will hear from today’s leading compensation and benefits thought leaders on cutting-edge tactics for trimming pay-related costs, red-hot issues in salary planning, and many other topics highly relevant to the compensation professional.
The conference will take place on Tuesday, October 11th from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The National Press Club, and will be hosted by BNA IOMA.
August 22, 2011
Health Insurance Exchanges, both private exchanges and the new public exchanges are required by federal health care reform. In 90 minutes, Cynthia Gillespie, Managing Director, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP will discuss what employers should know about health insurance exchanges
August 19, 2011
August 16, 2011
The pace of private sector wage growth likely will improve by early 2012, according to the preliminary third quarter Wage Trend Indicator ™ (WTI) released today by BNA, the leading independent publisher of specialized news and information.The WTI increased to 98.32 (second quarter 1976 = 100) from 98.21 in the second quarter. If confirmed by the revised and final third quarter readings, this would mark the index’s fifth consecutive gain.
June 20, 2011
June 15, 2011
The pace of annual wage gains for private sector workers is expected to improve later this year, according to the revised second quarter Wage Trend Indicator™ (WTI) released today by BNA, a leading publisher of specialized news and information.
June 14, 2011
Having retreated from levels observed in the first quarter of 2010, median monthly job absence rates in the first quarter of 2011 are at the same levels as those reported in the first quarter of 2009. Employee absence rates averaged 0.6 percent of scheduled worker days through the first three months of 2011. This 0.6 percent figure marks a decline from the previous quarter (0.7 percent) and is down from the 0.8 percent rate recorded in the first quarter of 2010. Despite the harsh winter, absences (excluding long-term absences and partial days out) bucked the typical seasonal pattern by declining, rather than increasing over fourth quarter levels. The median rate of unscheduled absences fell from 0.7 percent in December 2010 to 0.5 percent in January 2011 before rising to 0.6 percent in February and March of this year.
June 8, 2011
There has been little change in employment prospects for production and service or technical and professional employees in 2011. Over the first three quarters of this year, employer hiring intentions have fluctuated in a seemingly random fashion for these two groups, while declining for office and clerical staff, according to projections from 215 employers responding to BNA’s quarterly employment survey for the third quarter of 2011.
May 17, 2011
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February 17, 2011
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December 30, 2010
December 14, 2010
December 1, 2010
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October 26, 2010
Employers will be less generous this year than last in providing their workers Thanksgiving holiday leave. Levels of gift giving, however, have remained virtually unchanged for the past six years, according to BNA’s annual survey of year-end holiday plans.
October 14, 2010
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