work hours

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 min read

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.

Heather R. Huhman

· 5 min read

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.

Stephan Aarstol

· 6 min read

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.


· 3 min read

Warehouse Workers Accuse Target of Not Paying Overtime, File Lawsuit

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


· 2 min read

This Timeline Explains How the 40-Hour Workweek Came About

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

Shana Lebowitz

· 4 min read

Urban Outfitters to End On-Call Shifts in North America

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

Krystina Gustafson

· 2 min read

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.

Tanya Benedicto Klich

· 2 min read