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Monitoring employees: how far can you go? Fisher & Phillips LLP Michael V. Abcarian USA January 2 2015 Author page » As shifting privacy lines allow employers to reach further and further into employee conduct, it’s increasingly important that you know the legal limits. Many employees will question the legality of increased employer monitoring of… Read more »

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10:16 am ET   Jan 13, 2015 Job Openings Rise Near 14-Year High In November  By Nick Timiraos @NickTimiraos Nick.Timiraos@wsj.com   Job openings rose to their highest level in nearly 14 years at the end of November, the Labor Department said Tuesday. Openings rose to a seasonally adjusted level of 4.97 million in November, their highest… Read more »

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New Year’s Eve: Global celebrations usher in 2015 Fireworks light up the skies around the world as millions welcome 2015 Celebrations to mark the start of 2015 have taken place around the world, with firework displays in a host of major cities. New Zealand led the way, with Sydney Harbour providing a spectacular backdrop to… Read more »

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100 Inspiring New Year’s Resolutions   If you’re in a resolution rut (“Eat healthy!” “Go to the gym!), we have plenty for you to choose from. 1. Take up yoga. 2. Assign your kids regular chores, and make them follow through! 3. Read for pleasure. 4. Walk a little slower and take in your surroundings…. Read more »

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New OSHA reporting rules to become effective Jan. 1, 2015 Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP Casey P. Murray USA December 19, 2014 Author page » The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will celebrate 2015 by implementing new regulations relating to an employer’s duty to report work-related fatalities, injuries, and illnesses. The new regulations go into effect… Read more »

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  Merry Christmas from GPS…from our family to yours!  We at GPS want to wish you all the joys of Christmas, and every happiness in the year to come!             *

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Retail Hiring Has a Jolly 2014 By Abby Lombardi December 22, 2014 With the final few days of holiday shopping remaining, we wanted to provide one more update on hiring demand in the retail industry. Often, we look at this as a signal of how strong sales are during this peak season. If employers are… Read more »

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Searching for a creative and festive appetizer or dessert for your holiday party?  Look below for some amazing ideas!  Enjoy! Impress Your Guests With These 12 Christmas Tree-Shaped Apps and Desserts Redbook Elizabeth Merino 12/5/2014 1 of 12 © Courtesy of Teaspoon Cupcake Christmas tree Create a cupcake Christmas tree centerpiece for your dessert table by arranging cupcakes… Read more »

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What HR Can Do to Fix the Gender Pay Gap Deborah Ashton December 2, 2014 It’s no secret that women are paid less than men, even when occupations are held constant, and even when those occupations are high-pay and high-skill. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median weekly earning for American female physicians working full-time… Read more »

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Happy Birthday Georgette Sandifer!   Georgette, don’t count the years…count the wishes & all the cheers!  Enjoy your day, your way! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBb0LlOIB6w *   Georgette aka Maleficent loves Halloween!  Let’s all celebrate Georgette!  **