– The Atlantic
Flexible work arrangements – think gig employment, independent contractors and freelancers – accounted for 94 percent of the net employment growth in the United States from 2005 to 2015. How the government regulates the treatment of these people will have broad reaching effects across the entire economy.
– Nation’s Restaurant News
With sexual harassment prevention very much on the minds of employers across the industry, some restaurant operators are turning to digital tools to make it easier for employees to speak up about potential harassment or abuse.
– The Seattle Times
United Parcel Service was already in trouble with Wall Street over a long-term investment plan to cope with soaring e-commerce. Now the company is clashing with its pilots union because of a short-term fix for the same challenge.
– The Washington Post
Stocks closed higher on Tuesday after the Standard & Poor’s 500-index, the Dow Jones industrial average and the Nasdaq composite index each fell by about 2 percent on Monday. Since Dec. 22, the day the tax cut was signed into law, those indexes were down 2.9 percent, 2.6 percent and 0.3 percent, respectively.