Topics: Labor

Congressional Leaders Call for Delay in Joint Employer Standard

A bipartisan group of nearly 60 members of the U.S. House of Representatives recently called on the House Appropriations Committee leaders to include language in the Fiscal Year 2018 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Appropriations bill that would delay the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) new joint employer liability standard. More

How to Add Homegrown Talent to Your Workforce Strategy

There’s no doubt that going outside of your travel plaza to attract new hires with great skills and fresh ideas is essential for growth. But isn’t it time you began cultivating and “home-growing” your own talent? When you focus on attracting entry-level hires that are eager to learn the ropes and ambitious about possible advancement opportunities, you’re leveraging a tactic that will set you apart from your competitors and significantly grow your company’s talent pool. More

NATSO Submits Testimony to Congress on Joint Employer Standard

On February 14, the House Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions held a hearing entitled "Restoring Balance and Fairness to the National Labor Relations Board." NATSO submitted a statement for the record highlighting how the National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB's) revisions to the so-called "joint employer" standard in recent years has negatively impacted the travel plaza industry. More

NATSO Applauds Introduction of ADA Education and Reform Act

NATSO joined trade associations representing a broad spectrum of the U.S. economy in applauding Congressman Ted Poe (R-Texas) for introducing the bipartisan ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017, H.R. 620, that seeks to curb frivolous lawsuits filed by cash-hungry attorneys and plaintiffs that abuse the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). More

Can Advertising to Your Truckstop's Job Candidates Be the Future of Hiring?

According to a report from iCIMS, recruitment marketing to potential job candidates is said to be the latest and greatest hiring mechanism. By utilizing the vast online space, HR recruiters can open their candidate pool to a community not reachable in the past. iCIMS notes that candidates are now considered “consumers,” and 86 percent of HR professionals believe that recruitment marketing is a useful way to attract and discover the best people for roles within their company. More

Andy Puzder, Chief Executive of CKE Restaurants, to Serve as the Secretary of U.S. Department of Labor

President-elect Donald Trump has nominated Andy Puzder, Chief Executive of CKE Restaurants, to serve as the Secretary of U.S. Department of Labor. CKE Restaurants is the parent of Hardees’, Carl’s Jr., Green Burrito and Red Burrito restaurant brands, a franchise system with 3,750 franchised or company-operated restaurants in 44 states and 40 foreign countries. More

NATSO ALERT: Federal Judge Suspends Overtime Rule; Dec. 1 Effective Date No Longer In Place

In a stunning decision, a federal judge in Texas issued a nationwide injunction against the Department of Labor's (DOL) regulation expanding the number of workers who would be eligible for overtime pay. The regulations would have dramatically increased the salary threshold for exempt employees to $47,476 per year from $23,660. The new rules were scheduled to take effect on Dec. 1. More

Judge Blocks New Persuader Rule Implementation, Likely Permanently

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas on Nov. 16 enjoined the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) from implementing and enforcing its recent changes to the Persuader Rule. More

Is Your Website Driving Potential Truckstop Employees Away?

When we’re ordering a product or checking out a new hot spot, if the website isn’t up to par, we’re most likely going to bail. It’s not rocket science: Let us down in the first few quick clicks around a URL and it’ll be nearly impossible to win us back. The same goes for employees exploring new companies and opportunities. If your website lacks information, appeal, personality, and purpose, what do you think he or she will assume about the career paths there? Step back from your own website for a moment and let’s assess if it’s actually one that’s applicant-friendly, or if it’s doing your hiring efforts more harm than good. Here’s what you really need to attract top-notch employees to help your business grow: More

McDonald’s $3.75 Million Wage-and-Hour Settlement Holds Joint Employer Implications

McDonald’s Corp. agreed to pay $3.75 million to settle a wage-and-hour lawsuit brought by employees at five franchisee-owned restaurants in the San Francisco Bay area, marking an important development in the company’s long-standing legal battle over whether it is a joint employer of franchise operations. More

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