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Work-Life Balance

Does Richard Branson's 3-Day Workweek Actually Work?

Employees want flexible schedules and more hours for the rest of their lives. Businesses have a lot to gain by giving them what they want.

Nearly Half of Your Hourly Employees Are Ready to Leave Unless You Make These Changes

Remember the Aretha Franklin classic? Show some r-e-s-p-e-c-t to your hourly workers and they'll respect you back.

Is a Shorter Workday Actually Better for Businesses?

In a Swedish study, a six-hour workday resulted in a 4.7 percent reduction in total sick days taken and a noticeable reduction in absenteeism.

5 Easy Ways to Relieve Your Overworked Employees

Are your staffers working overlong hours? Disabuse them of the notion that that's the way to get ahead.

How to Make a 5-Hour Workday Work for You

The idea that workers are expected to endure 70 percent of their week so they can enjoy the other 30 percent? That's collective insanity.

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Health

Link Found Between Working Night Shifts and Increased Risk of Heart Disease

Nurses in the study who worked at least three nights per month were more likely to develop heart problems over the next 24 years than nurses who stuck to daytime shifts.
Target

Warehouse Workers Accuse Target of Not Paying Overtime, File Lawsuit

The lawsuit seeks class action status for misclassifying a position as exempt from overtime.
History

This Timeline Explains How the 40-Hour Workweek Came About

The fight for an eight-hour workday began in 1866 and ended in 1940.
Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters to End On-Call Shifts in North America

The change will affect the chain's 23,000 employees.
Work Habits

9 in 10 Surveyed Choose Entrepreneurship, Despite the Sacrifices (Infographic)

A new study explains why business owners think the extra time and energy is worth it.