HR Links & Resources – On Our Radar in October

HR Links & Resources – On Our Radar in October

Events

Bullard Law Annual Labor, Employment and Employee Benefits Law Briefing | Tuesday October 31, 2017
An annual briefing over breakfast on the latest in labor, employment, and benefits law for employers of all sizes.

Articles

Work and the Loneliness Epidemic | Harvard Business Review
Reducing isolation at work is good for business.

Eight Steps to a Happier Vacation | Greater Good Magazine
Traveling can be stressful. Can the science of happiness help?

How Laughter Brings Us Together | Greater Good Magazine
New research suggests that people who laugh together like each other more.

What Is Compassion? | Greater Good Magazine
Compassion literally means “to suffer together.” While cynics may dismiss compassion as touchy-feely or irrational, scientists have started to map the biological basis of compassion, suggesting its deep evolutionary purpose.

DOL Salary Threshold Increase Appears Dead – For Now | Bullard Law
Recent developments in the district court and the court of appeals appear to have driven a stake through the heart of the 2016 DOL regulation that increased the salary threshold for exempt employees from $23,660 annually to $47,476. However, it appears that the DOL does not plan to abandon the issue entirely.

Employers Can No Longer Seek Salary History Information Beginning October 6 | Bullard Law
While most of the provisions of the new Oregon Equal Pay Act of 2017 law do not go into effect until 2019 or later, the provision that makes it an unlawful employment practice for a prospective employer to seek salary history of an applicant or employee goes into effect October 6, 2017.

Julie Matthiessen