Labor / Employment Policy http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6629/more en The Manufacturer's Agenda: Fixing Our Workforce Education and Training Mistakes http://www.industryweek.com/recruiting-retention/manufacturers-agenda-fixing-our-workforce-education-and-training-mistakes <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>After decades of ignoring manufacturing and production knowledge and skills development, the U.S. is starting to pay attention. National programs to recruit students to consider manufacturing careers and Bureau of Labor Statistics is tracking manufacturing-related skills. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/recruiting-retention/manufacturers-agenda-fixing-our-workforce-education-and-training-mistakes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/recruiting-retention/manufacturers-agenda-fixing-our-workforce-education-and-training-mistakes#comments Education / Training Corporate Culture Labor / Employment Policy Recruiting / Retention Strategic Planning & Execution Gold Fri, 11 Apr 2014 21:53:00 +0000 115481 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>The Bureau of Labor Statistics now tracks the value of manufacturing-related skills.</p> Supreme Court: Severance Payments are Subject to FICA http://www.industryweek.com/blog/supreme-court-severance-payments-are-subject-fica <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court held unanimously that certain severance payments paid to employees who were involuntarily terminated are taxable wages for FICA purposes.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Influencer </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/iw-labor-law-update">IW Labor Law Update</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/supreme-court-severance-payments-are-subject-fica" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/supreme-court-severance-payments-are-subject-fica#comments Corporate Finance & Tax Labor / Employment Policy Finance Workforce IW Labor Law Update Thu, 03 Apr 2014 14:30:00 +0000 115581 at http://www.industryweek.com Honda to Cut UK Jobs on Weak European Car Demand http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/honda-cut-uk-jobs-weak-european-car-demand <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Honda says it will axe 340 jobs by cutting shifts at its factory in western England in response to weak European demand for its cars.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/honda-cut-uk-jobs-weak-european-car-demand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/honda-cut-uk-jobs-weak-european-car-demand#comments Labor / Employment Policy Global Economy Workforce News Tue, 25 Mar 2014 21:01:00 +0000 114661 at http://www.industryweek.com Toyota India Hires Contract Workers to Restart Output http://www.industryweek.com/labor-employment-policy/toyota-india-hires-contract-workers-restart-output <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Toyota has hired 1,000 contract workers to help restart production, after its employees at two plants near Bangalore refused to return to work following an end to an eight-day company lockout.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/labor-employment-policy/toyota-india-hires-contract-workers-restart-output" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/labor-employment-policy/toyota-india-hires-contract-workers-restart-output#comments Labor / Employment Policy Global Economy Workforce News Tue, 25 Mar 2014 09:35:00 +0000 114591 at http://www.industryweek.com ACA Considerations for Manufacturers: Variable-Hour Employees http://www.industryweek.com/blog/aca-considerations-manufacturers-variable-hour-employees <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>There are a number of issues manufacturers need to consider when preparing for the Affordable Care Act's employer pay-or-play mandate, such as determining when a new employee is full-time, "variable-hour," part-time or seasonal.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Influencer </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/iw-labor-law-update">IW Labor Law Update</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/aca-considerations-manufacturers-variable-hour-employees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/aca-considerations-manufacturers-variable-hour-employees#comments Labor / Employment Policy Workforce IW Labor Law Update Wed, 19 Mar 2014 15:45:00 +0000 114161 at http://www.industryweek.com Bangladesh Unions Rap Primark's Compensation Move http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/bangladesh-unions-rap-primarks-compensation-move <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Bangladesh unions criticize British retailer Primark for offering compensation to fewer than a quarter of the victims of the country's worst textile disaster.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/bangladesh-unions-rap-primarks-compensation-move" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/bangladesh-unions-rap-primarks-compensation-move#comments Labor / Employment Policy Safety Global Economy Workforce News Tue, 18 Mar 2014 20:16:00 +0000 114101 at http://www.industryweek.com Funny, or Die? The President's Satiric Health-Care Pitch http://www.industryweek.com/blog/funny-or-die-presidents-satiric-health-care-pitch <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>What do you think about the online mock-interview President Obama taped to promote Healthcare.gov and the Affordable Care Act?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/team-play">Team Play</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/funny-or-die-presidents-satiric-health-care-pitch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/funny-or-die-presidents-satiric-health-care-pitch#comments Around the Web Labor / Employment Policy Workforce Team Play Thu, 13 Mar 2014 19:24:00 +0000 113681 at http://www.industryweek.com MAPI Says Manufacturing Will Outpace US Growth http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/mapi-says-manufacturing-will-outpace-us-growth <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Consumer spending and business investment should help increase U.S. economic growth in 2014 and 2015, according to the latest quarterly economic forecast from the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI).</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/mapi-says-manufacturing-will-outpace-us-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/mapi-says-manufacturing-will-outpace-us-growth#comments Labor / Employment Policy Trade Global Economy News Tue, 11 Mar 2014 16:13:00 +0000 113401 at http://www.industryweek.com Manufacturers' Optimism Rises in NAM/IW Survey http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/manufacturers-optimism-rises-namiw-survey <div class="field-byline"> Chad Moutray, Chief Economist, National Association of Manufacturers </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Cautiousness among manufacturing leaders continues to persist. While there are many signs that 2014 might finally be the year the economy gains some traction, with annual GDP growth of around 3%, there are still reminders that previous years also started with promise only to have such hopes fail to come to fruition.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/manufacturers-optimism-rises-namiw-survey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/manufacturers-optimism-rises-namiw-survey#comments Labor / Employment Policy Regulations Trade Finance Global Economy News Mon, 10 Mar 2014 00:23:00 +0000 113201 at http://www.industryweek.com Workforce: Final ACA Rules -- Easier to Comply, and Once and For All (Let's Hope) http://www.industryweek.com/final-aca <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The government has issued final rules for employer compliance under the ACA. It's still complicated and costly, but the new rules lower compliance hurdles for employers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/final-aca" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/final-aca#comments Labor / Employment Policy Workforce Gold Fri, 07 Mar 2014 19:15:00 +0000 113091 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Stephanie Vasconcellos ǀ Associate Attorney ǀ Neal, Gerber &amp; Eisenberg LLP</p>