Category: Human Resources

Civil legal aid groups lean on private fundraising

Delaware’s civil legal aid groups have long relied on donations from private law firms to help pay the costs of providing legal assistance to those in need. For nonprofits, it’s a matter of appealing to donors who understand their value to society. For the lawyers, it comes from a professional ethic to support the pro…

About one-in-seven Americans believe men should not be able to take paternity leave, according to a new Pew Research Center study. That compares with three-in-a-hundred who believe women shouldn’t be able to take maternity leave. Most Americans support paid leave for parents following the birth or adoption of a baby, and they feel the same way…

HeliumIQ offers an online ‘ecosystem’ for entrepreneurs

There is no playbook for creating the right environment in a region that encourages entrepreneurship. But, a grass-roots effort with support from Delaware’s business and education community is working on an online tool that may provide some answers. HeliumIQ is a centralized online database of resources, opportunities and connections designed to coordinate Delaware’s entrepreneurial network.…

 ALEXANDRIA, VA. — The Society for Human Resource Management’s 2017 Employment Law & Legislative Conference will focus on issues of importance to employers and employees during the first year of the Trump administration. Experts meeting March 13-15 in Washington will discuss the Affordable Care Act, paid leave, workplace flexibility, drug testing, social media in the…

The Ultimate Corporate Gift-Giving Guide

Choose corporate presents wisely to make lasting impression By Pam George Special to Delaware Business Times The Hartmann luggage, the Tiffany bowl and the Coach weekend bag — these are just a few of the gifts that vendors and supervisors once gave corporate executives. Alas, those days died with the Great Recession. Today, while most…

By Kathy Canavan The Department of Labor’s new overtime rule could result in audits, salary cuts and staff cuts, according to officials with the Society for Human Resource Management. The rule issued Wednesday raised the weekly salary of those who may be entitled to overtime pay to $47,476 a year from $23,660, making an estimated…

Alpha Technologies comes to Wilmington Alpha Technologies USA Inc., a U.S.-based global provider of IT solutions and consulting services to Fortune 1000 corporations, is set to move into a six-story office building at 704 N. King St. in the Wilmington central business district. Alpha has acquired the facility and will occupy close to 45,000 square…

How wellness companies are providing their services to big businesses

By Kathy Canavan Dennis J. Carradin Jr. was at the New Castle County Courthouse within minutes after Thomas Matusiewicz opened fire on his former daughter-in-law and her friend in the crowded lobby in February 2013. Carradin is a traumatic stress counselor for New Perspectives Inc. in Wilmington, one of dozens of health-related companies that corporate…