PES June Updates:
- Please note that our office will be closed on Monday, June 20th. We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, June 21st.
- Check out the Resources > News & Blog section on our website for a recent article on The Potential Impact of State-Mandated Retirement Plans
Four Ways to Re-Engage a Dissatisfied Employee
Your best employee knocks on your door and hands you their resignation letter. What’s your first move? Conventional wisdom says that bigger paychecks and better perks are the way to an employee’s heart. But six months later, you may hear another knock—and in they’ll walk, waving a similar letter.
In 2021 and 2022, workers have been quitting their jobs in droves, sometimes without even having another job lined up. The number is particularly pernicious amongst mid-career employees, 30- to 45-year-olds, where the average resignation rate was 20% higher in 2021 than it was in 2020.
DOL Urges Employees to Prioritize Safety for Young, Summer Hires
Seasonal work should never come at the expense of young employees’ education or safety, a U.S. Department of Labor official warned employers in a May 17 statement.
Specifically, employers that hire “youth-aged” workers must comply with federal child labor laws to ensure the experience is safe and beneficial for those workers, Acting Wage and Hour Administrator Jessica Looman cautioned.
Looman pointed to several recent WHD enforcement actions to drive home the point, including an investigation that resulted in a grocery store operator paying penalties and damages after it allegedly allowed minor employees to operate dangerous machinery.