Employers are dealing with various joint employment tests and with this denial, its unlikely they'll get clarity on this issue as it relates to the FLSA for some time. For now, employers in Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia will be subject to the 4th Circuit's test. The U.S. Department of Labor also rescinded an Administrator's Interpretation on joint employment last year but has yet address the issue further.
Everyone loves to talk about culture — but what, exactly, does it mean? Experts say a great culture will help define your brand and boost your bottom line, and the HR tech market has exploded with tools that promise to do just that. Employers are adapting to an unprecedented era of change, and culture — whatever that entails — is at the center of it. But when you take a moment to think about it, culture isn't as mysterious as it sounds.
While the courts have not yet reached a consensus on whether the ADA covers websites, employers are free to follow guidelines from groups like the Web Accessibility Initiative. Experts often say that if DOJ does eventually adopt website regulations, it would likely incorporate WAI's guidelines. For HR, the biggest concern may be job postings. Job board technology has improved dramatically in recent years, partly due to big name interest in the platforms, including Google.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".