Why Politeness Is Killing Your Salary

You are a good person. You hold the door open for others. You floss. You never talk about politics or religion at parties. And you never discuss your salary with others, especially your coworkers. After all, disclosing how much you earn would make those who make less money than you feel uncomfortable and even inferior.… Read More

US Employers’ War on the Poor Loses Major Battle

Entire generations of Americans, and their children, are about to benefit from a new law recently passed in New York City. (Actually, when it comes to protecting Gotham workers, NYC is killing it.) This new law makes it illegal for prospective employers, recruiters, companies, and businesses to ask NYC job seekers about their current or… Read More

Alone No More: Creative Freelancers Empowered by New Legal Protections

Creative freelancers like writers, graphic designers, and photographers represent one of the most productive yet marginalized, undervalued, and exploited workforces in America, if not the professional world. The mistreatment of creative freelancers has been an institutionalized human resources disaster and cause of shame for decades. It is difficult to say exactly where and how this discrimination… Read More

Stop the Shakedowns: Why Employees Should Never Bring Cash to Work

Enough already. HR tried. They really did. Nevertheless, employees just didn’t listen. And they’re really not to blame, either. Sometimes corporate culture just isn’t able to remove the humanity from the human beings that work for them. Employees, after all, don’t stop being mothers, fathers, friends, and confidants just because they are sitting in a… Read More