Lisa Burden

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Lisa Burden

Lisa Burden is a freelance writer with degrees in journalism and law and has two very large Labrador Retrievers. She specializes in writing about legal and business topics. In keeping with her love of books, her first job was as an aide in her high school’s library.

extended deadline for eeo-1 reporting

February 1, 2019

Government Shutdown Leads to Extended Deadline for EEO-1 Reporting

The deadline to submit EEO-1 data has been extended to May 31, 2019, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced today. “Because the partial lapse in appropriations postponed opening the survey until early March, we are accordingly extending the deadline to file until May 31, 2019,” says EEOC spokeswoman, Kimberly Smith-Brown. “We urge employers filing […]

voters increase arkansas minimum wage

December 10, 2018

Voters Pass Bill to Increase the Arkansas Minimum Wage

Arkansas businesses could be handing out larger checks to minimum wage workers come Jan. 1, 2019. On November 11, voters approved a bill to increase the Arkansas minimum wage from $8.50 an hour to $9.25 starting Jan. 1, 2019. The wage will increase to $10 on Jan. 1, 2020 and again to $11 on Jan. […]

What to know about Missouri's new minimum wage law

December 3, 2018

What is Missouri’s New Minimum Wage Law?

Missouri voters recently endorsed a higher entry wage for workers. On Nov. 11, Missouri voters approved an increase of the state’s $7.85 an hour minimum wage to $12 an hour over the next five years. The minimum wage will jump to $8.60 in January 2019. It will gradually increase by 25 cents per year until […]

trends and statistics in family leave

September 27, 2018

The Trends That Could Shape Family Leave in 2019

Microsoft caused a stir when it recently announced that it will start requiring business partners and suppliers to offer paid family leave. Companies that do business with the tech giant will be required to offer a minimum of 12 weeks of paid parental or family leave at 60% of salary up to a maximum of […]

helmet of an independent contractor

August 22, 2018

Is the Definition of Independent Contractor Changing?

California made headlines recently when the state’s top court changed the guidelines that apply to independent contractors, creating more stringent rules for when and how employers can classify a worker as an independent contractor. The ruling was the result of a lawsuit filed against package and document delivery service, Dynamex. In 2004, the company converted […]