The US economy added 209,000 jobs in July, more than expected, while the unemployment rate returned to a 16-year low of 4.3%, the Labor Department said in a report Friday.
August 3, 2017 –The decline in filings for U.S. unemployment benefits last week underscores steady demand for workers in a tightening job market, Labor Department figures showed. HIGHLIGHTS OF JOBLESS CLAIMS (WEEK ENDED JULY 29) Jobless claims decreased by 5k to 240k (est. 243k) Continuing claims crept up by 3k to 1.968m in week ended…Details
Although the fate of the DOL’s overtime rule currently sits in limbo, there are still a number of compliance red flags related to employee payrolls that can end up in some costly legislation. Speaking at the Society for Human Resource Management’s annual conference in New Orleans, Tammy McCutchen, a principal at Littler Mendelson, offers some…Details
The House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act Thursday, which will be sent to the U.S. Senate for debate and amendments and then a vote. Here’s what employers need to know about the revamped healthcare plan.
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A new survey by the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO) shows that the PEO industry continued to grow in the final quarter of 2016. Industry executives also expect that that pattern will continue in 2017, with 98% reporting a likely increase in the number of worksite employees, with 47% forecasting a significant increase.…Details