Employers are experiencing “an unprecedented level of uncertainty” due to awide variety of factors, according to The Littler® Annual Employer Survey, 2017.

“Employers aren’t yet counting on a near-term impact from thepromise of deregulation at the federal level, confounding thedifficulties they face in complying with the constantly evolving --and often conflicting -- patchwork of state and local employmentlaws and regulations,” the report’s authors say.

“They also continue to encounter new challenges in managingtheir workforces brought on by technological advances, globalizationand changes in how work is performed.”

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Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.