Nearly 20 percent of all workers work in the gig economy, according to a 2018 NPR/Marist survey, and a Bankrate study found that number could be as high as 44 million. With the high number of Americans participating in gig work and the growing reports of mistreatment of these workers, human resources leaders are needed more than ever, according to one workplace authority.
A recent U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruling dealt a blow to older job seekers, a cohort that often sees discrimination in labor practices. The ruling restricts age bias claims under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) to those already employed, leaving the thousands of older American job seekers without recourse for potential discrimination.
Perhaps seizing on a tax bill favorable to business, as well as a stable economy and tight labor market, job seekers chose to start new businesses in the first quarter of the year at the highest rate since the fourth quarter of 2013, according to a report from global outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.
"Indeed, half of companies have said they are reviewing their compensation policies to ensure fair pay for men and women in light of #MeToo and #TimesUp, according to a recent poll by Challenger Gray & Christmas."