Employment & HR

Federal agencies extend I-9 compliance flexibility

The Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement have extended the flexibility in complying with requirements related to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.

The new abnormal: Hybrid work how-tos

As more and more Americans get vaccinated against COVID-19, the groundswell to start returning workers to the office and a “normal” way of doing things will grow. However, workers have made it clear that what was once normal no longer is, and a return to the office, at least full time, doesn’t fit into their definition of new normal.

Madison ranks high for women in STEM jobs

Achieving greater diversity in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics has long been an uphill battle, but signs are pointing to steady — albeit noticeably slow — growth in the number of women being employed in the sector. Perhaps not surprisingly, Madison is helping lead the way.

Take Five: Are you feeling the entrepreneurial tug?

Madison attorney Barbara Zabawa has written a new book for people who have felt the entrepreneurial tug but have yet to pull the trigger. The book, titled The Tug: Finding Purpose and Joy Through Entrepreneurship, will be released on March 31 and is pretty timely, considering the pandemic-driven surge in new business startups.

Meriter nurses prepare for possible strike

While the union representing the nurses says the date is set for March 24, the hospital expressed disappointment, stating it has been bargaining with the union for more than a month, including the use of a federal mediator.

Should student loans be forgiven?

Pursuing a higher education degree is supposed to be a pathway to unlocking a steady career path and increased earning potential, but for many that college degree also carries the crushing burden of student loan debt.

WPS to lay off 128

Wisconsin Physicians Service Insurance Corp. (WPS) will lay off 36 employees at its office at 1717 W. Broadway in Monona and 92 employees at its location at 1480 County Road XX in Rothschild.

Schenk's Corners Stop-N-Go closes

Last week, the Madison City Council denied an alcohol license for a Stop-N-Go convenience store at 2002 Winnebago St., and this week the store has closed.

Evers signs bill to boost pay for public defenders

To help retain Wisconsin public defenders, Gov. Tony Evers signed a bipartisan bill that will allow the Wisconsin State Public Defender's Office to utilize savings over the past year to provide an overdue pay progression increase to staff.

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