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February 07, 2023
Against the Grain: Welcome to 2023

Steve Rustja, Vice President – Trading | Weston Forest Products, 2023 NAWLA Chair

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January 09, 2023
Against the Grain: Reflections on 2022

Bill Price, President of All Star Forest Products and 2022 NAWLA Chair, reflects on NAWLA’s memorable and productive 2022.

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November 01, 2022
Scary HR Stories and Lessons You Can Take from Them

Fall is here, the time of year people gather around and tell each other scary stories. Unfortunately, the workplace has its fair share of these stories too. By bringing them to light, we hope they can become important lessons on what to do and not do.

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October 04, 2022
“Quiet Quitting” and What It Could Actually Mean in Your Workplace

“Quiet quitting” started as a TikTok video describing how one employee was finding work-life balance by changing how they approached their job without actually quitting. The now-viral video has generated numerous articles and news stories, many with different takes on what “quiet quitting” actually means.

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August 02, 2022
What to Expect from the Labor Market: Recruiting, Wages, & Legislation

Inflation. Inflation. Inflation. We not only hear that word 15 times a day, we experience it every day – at the gas pump, supermarket, and before that work coffee and bagel purchase.

Many economists are concerned that the interest rate increases approved by the Federal Reserve will slow economic growth and cause a recession. It’s too soon to know and although the labor market remains strong, there are some signs of changes ahead.  

Here are some things you need to know:

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July 22, 2022
Compensation 101 – What Do Those Boring Terms Mean Anyway?

Welcome to Compensation 101 where we define and give examples for those boring compensation terms we throw around all the time.  You’ve heard a lot of them recently and probably experienced some of them, too, as we navigate through a volatile, often unexplainable, labor market.

Let’s begin with the basics!

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May 31, 2022
Compensable Time - When Do You Need to Pay a Non-Exempt Employee?

A recent story reported that Delta Airlines will begin paying flight attendants half-time for boarding duties, a change from the industry-standard of only paying once the doors close. Delta is implementing this change to stave off a push to unionize their flight attendants.

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