Today in Dallas, a panel of CUE experts will be speaking at the Tdn2k Global Best Practices Conference as part of a symposium on the Workforce 2016-2020. This session is a chance to bring together Tdn2K’s senior Human Resources leadership, along with the experts and thought leaders who are focused on tackling the challenges of the 21st century workplace. Our industry is at a crossroads; faced with a return to a pre-recession white-hot employment market, growing skills gaps, wage pressures, worker activism, ascendance of the millennial workforce, high turnover and lack of engagement. This will require our best work and thinking. Our panel of experts will lay out the macro & regulatory environment. Our operators will share real opinion, insight, advice and challenges.
We will be discussing several issues impacting the service industry as we move into the 2016 election cycle. We’ll be covering the recent spate of NLRB rules changes, labor protests and activism like the Fight for $15 and a heavy focus on issues that are being driven by labor and activist groups at the state and local level such as minimum wage, work schedules and paid leave.
Related to the minimum wage and the efforts to raise the wage, here are some high level details on what has happened in the past two years, according to the Economic Policy Institute, a labor friendly research group with a favorable view of these economic changes: