Tuesday Digestif (44/2015): 40-hour Workweek Is an Outdated Concept

Hello, this is the 3rd edition of our weekly Labor Policy & HR Management digest. Cover Story Research shows that U.S. citizens are working more than ever. Read the short analysis here. This Week’s Finest Future of Local Regulation of ‘Sharing Economy’ (url) – Gig-economy is here to stay. Companies are taking over important aspects … Continue reading Tuesday Digestif (44/2015): 40-hour Workweek Is an Outdated Concept

Tuesday Digestif (43/2015): Labor Statistics and its Little Secret

Huzzah everyone! Cover Story Oops he did it again. Presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders lied about the labor market. Read our full story. This Week’s Finest ‘Like Uber for Janitors, but with Benefits’ (url) – In anticipation of regulatory change, companies like Managed by Q, Shyp, and Alfred shift their workforce from 1099 to W-2 … Continue reading Tuesday Digestif (43/2015): Labor Statistics and its Little Secret

Labor Statistics and its Little Secret

Someone misrepresented facts. Again. ‘Unemployment’ vs. ‘Underemployment’ This time it was Senator Sanders during the first Democratic Debate: African American youth unemployment is 51 percent. Hispanic youth unemployment is 36 percent. // Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) The mistake: Right numbers. Wrong attribution. The data is from a recent report prepared by the Economic Policy Institute … Continue reading Labor Statistics and its Little Secret