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If ‘Banker’s Hours’ Are Passé, How Will DOL’s Overtime Rules Apply?
Study finds many employees work outside established work hours.


2 Years after Wall Street Intern Died, Bank Rookies Still Work Insane Hours
Most just-out-of-college hires at investment banks work grueling, 90- or 100-hour workweeks, filled with busywork assigned on very tight deadlines. (Business Insider)


Creating a Culture of Flexibility: The Role of HR
A flexible workplace can mean real business benefits – from hiring and retention to reducing environmental impact and facilities costs. Doing it right requires a culture of flexibility. (


AOL’s Outing of ‘Distressed Baby’ Raises Questions About Medical Privacy
Workers should know that iemployers can have access to medical claims information, which helps companies assess the effectiveness of their plans from cost and HR perspectives.

How to Handle Difficult Conversations 
Asking three basic questions can strip challenging conversations of emotion, friction.


How to Tackle ‘Time Bandits’
Unwelcome interruptions can steal more than half your workday.

Overworked and Burned Out—But Still Happy at Work?
Technology, e-mail, meetings, time pressures, too many tasks put strain on employees, Staples survey finds.


Helping Employees Deal with Elder Care
Growing numbers of workers are taking care of aging parents.

Abercrombie Case Leaves Companies in Dark on Dress Codes

Many remain ‘frustrated’ about how and when to enforce policies without discriminating.


Best Place for Working Moms? ‘Green Mountain State’
Worst place? The 'Bayou State.'

Political Debates at Work: Where to Draw the Line
2016 presidential campaign likely to spark debates, create ill will.


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