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The Davis-Bacon Act of 1931: All You Need to Know

If you’ve ever worked as an intern on a government construction project, you might have come across theDavis-Bacon Act of 1931. Perhaps, if you’re a contractor, those words might have deterred you from bidding on a federal-funded project. Technically, Davis-Bacon is the name of a piece of prevailing wage legislation. However, people use it to […]

Working Off the Clock? Here’s Why It Is Illegal

Do you know the one thing that can get your employees angry and bitter? Well, that is assigning them work off the clock and not paying for overtime. This is when overtime work becomes abusive for them. As an employer, manager, or supervisor, understanding the wage and hour law is crucial. Doing so is important […]

California Minimum Wage Increase in 15 Localities Effective on July 1, 2020

The government of California had earlier decided on January 1, 2020, to implement a new, state-wide minimum wage in 15 localities. The state government pegged the minimum wage at $13.00 per hour for employers with 26-99 employees and $12.00 for employers with fewer than 25 employees. Some municipalities within the state have pegged the California […]

Can Employee Time Trackers and Monitoring Software be Ethical?

A time tracking app can be a powerful tool for startups, especially those that work with remote teams. It allows managers to identify productivity leaks, underperforming projects, and hidden expenses. It promises small businesses the visibility of their needs as well as opportunities for increasing profit. Even with its numerous benefits, many still consider it […]

15 Content Marketing Trends of 2020 [Infographic]

Content marketing has always been an ever-evolving landscape. Every year there are exciting developments shaping the content marketing industry. 2019 was no different — Google’s BERT update, the rise of TikTok as a major social media platform, the death of Google+ — it certainly was a lively year. To give you a brief summary, in […]

What Are the Most Creative 404 Pages on the Web? [ТОP list of 404 pages]

Do you like landing on a 404 page when browsing the web? We bet you wouldn’t mind it a bit if you came across some of the cool 404 page examples we’ve collected here. To make the 404 error less of a bummer for site visitors, web developers use all the wit, the clever design […]

The Top 10 Business Blogs You Must Read [If You Care About Your Business in 2020]

If you care about your business and want to grow it (and who doesn’t?), you need to be innovating, reinventing and systemising. You and your staff also need to be learning — continuously. YouTube and TED Talks are powerful and free learning tools to explore new ideas and approaches, but so are business blogs. You […]

The pros and cons of raising the minimum wage in 2020 [And why you should]

In most — if not all — developed countries in the world, there is a minimum wage in place to protect workers, and these protections are usually enshrined in federal industrial relations laws. Minimum wage varies from country to country, state to state, and even city to city, with local laws and federal laws sometimes […]

Top VPN in 2020 [The list you need]

We all get stressed the drudgery of daily work, and sometimes, we just want to “Netflix and Chill.” However, what will you do when the streaming site is blocked in your region? At times like this, we can’t help but wonder if we screwed someone over in our past life to deserve this. You may […]

List of Top 5 Team Chat Apps for 2020 [According to Traqq]

People who hate the daily commute to the office often wish that they can work from home. They cling onto this idea like how a hopeless romantic boy longs for his manic pixie dream girl. They only see what they want to see—working in pajamas all day, no pesky co-worker, no sandwich thieves, no bath […]

The Best Team Building Games for Remote Workers

You’re managing a remote team—good for you! You’ve saved yourself from the expensive cost of renting a brick-and-mortar office. Now, if you’re thinking that you’re also spared from building relationships with your employees, you are dead wrong! Remember that you are still dealing with living, breathing beings that have emotions and souls. Instead of occasionally […]

Employee Burnout Is a Critical Workplace Challenge

Bell Labs of the 20th century gave the world the transistor, the fax machine, the communication satellite, the solar battery, and nine Nobel Prizes. Not to mention Claude Shannon’s theory of information, which had impact on everything digital – from Voyager’s mission into deep space to the development of the Internet. Its secret? Bell Labs […]

5 Best Gifts for Employees in 2020 [Especially useful for Freelancers and Remote Work]

“Wow, that sounds like a lot of fun!” So many remote workers are tired of hearing this response when they tell people that their home is their office. Working in your pajamas is not all sunshine and rainbows! Freelancers could still use a little boost, especially between the loneliness, distractions, and lack of a bath. […]

Warning: You Are Losing Money by not Not Using a Time Tracker

You’ve turned every financial document upside down, but things just don’t add up. For some mystical reason, your company is not making the money it’s supposed to. Well, the reason may not be secretly hidden somewhere in Middle-earth with the elves and hobbits. You don’t even have to search far and wide to know why […]