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The term Millennials refers to the "Millennial Generation." The Millennial Generation is the generation following Generation X and consists of individuals reaching adulthood in the early 2000s. The... more +
The term Millennials refers to the "Millennial Generation." The Millennial Generation is the generation following Generation X and consists of individuals reaching adulthood in the early 2000s. The precise birth years for those characterized as Millennials varies depending on the source of the data, but the range is generally defined as those born in the early 1980s to those born in the late 1990s. As a group, Millennials are typically considered more tech-savy, more mobile, more liberal and less religious than earlier generations. less -

The Future is Freelance

by Fisher Phillips on

Yesterday, Upwork and the Freelancers Union published the results of Freelancing in America: 2017, a comprehensive annual measure of the U.S. independent workforce. The report’s findings are wide-ranging, from the number of...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

If Netflix is to be believed (and, you know, it is a public company), there’s a LOT more Stranger Things and House of Cards on the way... Turns out Nelson Peltz’s failed quest for a P&G board seat was crazy close. As in,...more

The Next Big Thing: Recruiting With Snapchat

by Fisher Phillips on

Forward-thinking businesses are using social media to further their recruiting efforts. They know that in order to communicate with Millennials, you have to speak their language. To that end, the latest social media platform...more

Social Selling and the Gig Economy

by Fisher Phillips on

If you are a Millennial female with Facebook, I’ll make an educated guess that you have at least been invited to join a LuLaRoe group. Or perhaps you have recently attended (or hosted) a Stella and Dot party. Companies such...more

Reinventing The Suburbs

by Akerman LLP on

Since the 1960s, baby boomers have driven a migration to the suburbs, where a simple calculus has been at work for a very long time: the farther one moves away from an urban center, the better value one gets for one’s...more

The Future Commute: Ready for Crowded Skies?

Traffic and commute times are increasingly important to people when they consider where they want to live, work, and play. The millennial preference for walkable communities is rooted in a desire to avoid the isolation of...more

Sky bridges are making a comeback in these pedestrian-friendly times

Younger workers, aged 18-34 years old (yes, Millennials), prefer walking as a mode of transportation by 12 percentage points over driving, prefer living within walking distance of shops and restaurants, and having short...more

At Least the Millennials Aren’t Killing the Gig Economy

by Fisher Phillips on

Over the past few months, many essays, blog posts, and articles have lamented over the apparent homicidal nature of Millennials. From brunch to wine corks, the “things” Millennials have killed is far-reaching. The formula is...more

Rolling in the Regulations for Robo-Advisers

by Bryan Cave on

Robo-advisers have surged in popularity as people seek low-cost, automated investment opportunities. In a worldwide forecast, the number of people to use robo-advisory services is estimated to reach 95.4M by 2021 compared to...more

Gig Economy Poised To Grow Even Bigger

by Fisher Phillips on

The gig economy has exploded in the last few years as more workers embrace side jobs and flexibility of assignments. New studies reveal that this trend should continue into the future. In fact, research group Recode has...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

A Tuesday Times op-ed accuses Wall Street of “fleec[ing]” American pension plan, mutual fund, and insurance policy investors by routing orders to particular exchanges in return for “rebates”—fractions of cents for each trade...more

The Binge-Watching Goldfish: A How-to for Training Millennials

by NAVEX Global on

An attention span is a fickle friend. A great one to have, but oh so hard to keep. This is especially true when we consider the attention spans of those who are soon to make up 70 percent of our global workforce –...more

There's an App for That: Franchisors Fight Slumping Sales, Millenials

by Lewitt Hackman on

How has the gourmet burger gone awry? According to Fox, the better burger business dropped five percent in foot traffic at quick-serve restaurants last year, primarily because consumers are opting to “DIY” their food at home....more

Strategic Planning in Uncertain Times: A “How To” for Businesses

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

If you are a company whose growth, profitability, operating costs or business model is directly or indirectly affected by what happens in national politics, how are you prepared to engage in effective business and strategic...more

Recruiting for youthful workforce leads to age discrimination lawsuits

by McAfee & Taft on

Some companies may believe that projecting a youthful and energetic image is important to their brand. Two recent court cases, however, show that employers who focus their hiring policies and practices too much on young...more

Car Industry Focuses on Luring Younger Buyers as Millennials Shift Attitudes on Car Ownership

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

For years, we have been reading articles about how teen licensing rates are falling (from 88.6 percent in 1996 to 71.2 percent in 2015). We have also seen much hand wringing about millennials forgoing car ownership in favor...more

The Future Rise Of The “Contributor” – Are We Closer To Finding That Elusive Third Category Of Worker?

by Fisher Phillips on

According to a recent survey by Randstad US, an HR and staffing services company a growing number of workers prefer to be known as “contributors” rather than employees or independent contractors. Reflecting a restlessness in...more

When in Rome: Our Take on the ICSC OAC (Open Air Summit)

by Goulston & Storrs PC on

We know from our high school history lessons that large scale public shopping centers have been around since the days of the Roman Empire, if not before. The fabled open air markets of cities like Istanbul and Damascus still...more

[Events] Thompson Coburn's Annual Labor, Employment, and Benefits Law Seminar - April 6th, St. Louis, MO

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

Navigating human resources issues in the workplace can often feel like being launched into space at hyperspeed without a co-pilot. To gain insights on the full galaxy of employment and benefits laws, touch down and connect...more

News from the Vermont State House - An analysis from DRM's Government & Public Affairs Team - February 2017 #2

by Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC on

Governor’s $35 Million Housing Bond Discussed in Ways and Means Committee - Executive Director Gus Selig of the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board revealed some of the details this week behind the $35 million bond...more

ICSC Mid-Atlantic Conference & Deal Making Recap

by Goulston & Storrs PC on

With seemingly all of the country’s attention focused on Washington DC lately, we snuck out of the District and across the Potomac River to National Harbor last week for ICSC’s 2017 Mid-Atlantic Conference and Deal Making....more

A Formal Introduction to the Five Generations of Employees in Your Workforce

by NAVEX Global on

An unprecedented change is happening in our workplaces. In many organizations, up to five generations are currently working together creating a situation that is both full of opportunities and challenges for E&C....more

Post-Election Predictions: What the Hospitality Industry Can Expect in 2017

by Carlton Fields on

Welcome and thank you and our listeners and welcome to the first in our series on the national and commercial estate market. My name is David Adams and today I’m talking with Dan Weede – a guy who needs no introduction in...more

Post-Election Predictions: What the Hospitality Industry Can Expect in 2017

by Carlton Fields on

Like other industries, the hospitality industry is reacting to the surprise victory of President Donald Trump. In this podcast, real estate lawyers David Adams and Dan Weede discuss the impact of the election on the...more

Digital Visitors Versus Digital Residents: 6 Steps for Improving Ethics & Compliance Training for the Millennial-type Learner

by NAVEX Global on

By 2020, millennials will make up 50 percent of the global workforce. At the same time, “Nexters,” or Generation Z – those born after 2000 – will be out of school and making up 20 percent of the workforce themselves. In sum,...more

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