The Competitive Advantage of Unlimited PTO

While offering unlimited or undefined vacation may be considered a trend, it differentiates a company as one that trusts its employees to do their best while enjoying their lives outside of work. This benefit may seem like a significant change. However, when executed within a culture of trust, the data points to this benefit as … Read more

Updates to Mandatory Labor Law Posters

It is time to update your labor law posters. Just recently, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission released a new mandatory “Know Your Rights” poster, which must be posted by all employers with 15 or more employees. The 2023 labor law poster updates include this change along with other recent federal and state updates regarding USERRA, … Read more

Remote Work Fueling Increased Workplace Harassment

A recent New York Times article identified an increase in workplace harassment over the pandemic. “What surprised many was the extent to which remote work made it easier for some employees to exert power over those who were comparatively vulnerable. That’s because the channels through which remote work occurs — text, phone, video — are … Read more

Can you get fired if you don’t get a COVID-19 vaccine? Yes

Moira Singer, Vice President of Client Strategy at Compass, gives her perspective in this article at by Zlati Meyer. Not having the COVID-19 vaccine in your arm could get you the boot. Experts say that refusing to be vaccinated against the disease is grounds for firing, though there are exceptions. For instance, the reason … Read more

Push P.A.U.S.E.

We are all navigating new challenges, norms, personal struggles, changing expectations, critical social dialog, and the continued unknown. It is a valuable time for all of us to P.A.U.S.E.  Moving too fast forces us to make assumptions, leave our biases unchecked, or act in ways that negatively impact others. The problem is not that we … Read more

Introducing IDEAS

A new Compass course focused on helping organizations build and sustain a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture. Our mission at Compass is creating work environments where people thrive. To live our mission, we developed a course called IDEAS to support organizations in becoming truly inclusive by prizing diversity, creating equity and accessibility, and sustaining positive … Read more

Juneteenth: Four Things You Need to Know

If you’ve ever wondered about, or only just heard about, Juneteenth, you’re not alone. Juneteenth is the oldest annual celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in this country. In 2020, Allegheny County in Pennsylvania joined several other cities and counties to make Juneteenth a paid holiday for county employees. Here we break down the four … Read more

Preventing Harassment in Your Workplace

The news, social media, message boards and daily conversations are saturated with discussions about sexual harassment in the workplace. This issue not only affects high-profile employers in Hollywood, sports, the media and our government, but all employers in all industries. In 2017, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reported numerous sexual harassment lawsuits and settlements … Read more