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Nevada Bans Pre-Employment Marijuana Drug Tests

As states move to legalize medical and recreational marijuana use, employers around the country are left scratching their heads trying to determine the workplace impact. With a new law, Nevada lawmakers have given them a bit more clarity. 

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New Report Ranks Namely as HR Software Leader

With unemployment at record lows, today’s workplaces (and their HR teams) have never been busier. And where there's work to be done, there's a need for technology.

Over the last decade, hundreds of exciting companies serving all parts of the employee lifecycle, from recruiting to performance management, have emerged to help businesses and their people grow. All in all, HR software’s market share is expected to soar past $10 billion by 2022. 

At Namely, we love helping mid-sized companies build better workplaces. That’s why we’re thrilled to be listed as an industry leader in HRWins’ new report, HR Software Market Landscape for Middle-Sized Businesses. Below are some highlights from the 2019 report.  

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NY and NJ Airport Workers to Receive Nation’s Highest Minimum Wage

New York-area airport workers will soon have the highest minimum wage in the country. The increase will raise the minimum hourly rate for almost 40,000 airport workers to $19 by 2023.

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5 HR Lessons from Facebook’s Kavanaugh Controversy

HR is making headlines, with some of the world’s most prominent companies at the center. Though HR departments aren’t always explicitly mentioned, there is a very public demand for better workplaces around the world.

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Reintroducing the Namely Blog

Namely’s mission is to help mid-sized companies build a better workplace. Since we started publishing content in 2013, our blog’s aim has been to empower readers do just that.

Five years and nearly one thousand articles later, that mission remains the same. But as our content library and readership grows, the way we share information has to evolve. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce the next stage of our publication’s journey.

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States Urge Supreme Court to Roll Back Trans Worker Rights

Representatives from 16 states have filed a brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to overrule a lower court decision preventing employers from firing employees for being transgender. The states argue that the court unlawfully interpreted Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, which prohibits discrimination based on sex, race, color, national origin, and religion.

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4 HR Integrations You Need Right Now

While we believe in the value of all-in-one HR, payroll, and benefits software, we understand how critical it is to integrate with the existing business solutions HR teams use. It’s for this reason that we built Namely with an open API, and why our platform connects seamlessly everything from popular applicant tracking systems like Greenhouse and retirement platforms like Vestwell.

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Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, & JPMorgan Enter the Insurance Space

2018 is off to a big start in the world of benefits: on January 30, three of the biggest corporate powerhouses made an announcement. Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase declared their intention to join forces and establish an independent insurance company, with the promise to be “free from profit-making incentives and constraints.”

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How the CVS-Aetna Merger Impacts the Future of Benefits

On December 3, in a move that could change the face of healthcare, CVS announced that they have agreed to buy insurance-provider Aetna for $69 billion. Leadership from both companies are expectedly optimistic. In Sunday’s press release, CVS President and CEO, Larry J. Merlo said, “We look forward to working with the talented people at Aetna to position the combined company as America's front door to quality health care, integrating more closely the work of doctors, pharmacists, other health care professionals and health benefits companies to create a platform that is easier to use and less expensive for consumers.”

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Workplaces Not Immune to Opioid Epidemic

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than 90 Americans die per day as a result of an opioid overdose. This crisis has grabbed national attention and on October 26, President Trump declared the opioid epidemic as a public health emergency. With the number of those affected at an all time high, the workplace is not immune to the effects of opioid addiction.