Careers Employee Benefits

  • How to ask for flexible retirement

    If you’re not ready to retire and change your lifestyle completely, you might be able to create your own arrangement with a 'flexible retirement.' CNBC's Sharon Epperson explains what this means for workers looking for alternative retirement options.

  • Hyundai's labor strike could weigh on South Korean economy

    The prolonged workers' strike is the South Korean automaker's biggest one yet.

  • Aetna gives employees free Apple Watches

    The health insurer will gift 50-thousand devices to workers and offer discounts for customers to buy the Apple Watch.

  • Carli Lloyd speaks on protests and equal pay

    The two-time Olympic gold medalist says her teammate's silent protest is an unwelcome distraction.

  • The oil-rich kingdom will lower ministers' salaries and cut back financial perks for public sector workers.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 8- About 10,000 retired coal miners and their families descended on the U.S. Congress on Thursday to pressure lawmakers to pass stalled legislation that would prevent 22,000 of them from losing their pension and health benefits as soon as early 2017.. "These miners put in decades of back-breaking work in America's coal mines to energize our...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 8- About 10,000 retired coal miners and their families descended upon the U.S. Congress on Thursday to pressure lawmakers to pass stalled legislation that would prevent 22,000 of them from losing their pension and health benefits as soon as early 2017.. "These miners put in decades of back-breaking work in America's coal mines to energize our...

  • CHICAGO, Sept 8- Six years after the Great Recession ended, jobless older workers are the forgotten story of the economic recovery. U.S. employers are creating hundreds of thousands of new jobs every month, but millions of older workers who want a job cannot find work. If you add in workers holding part-time jobs who would rather be working full time, and unemployed...

  • Waiting Room, doctors office, health

    Employers are saving on health-care costs by adding high-deductible plans. This may deter some employees from going to the doctor.

  • TORONTO, Sept 1- Canada's autoworkers' union will face additional pressure to accept less generous retirement benefits for new hires in contract talks due to a 2013 deal signed by workers at one General Motors Co plant, according to a top union official. Canada's Unifor union and GM, Ford and Fiat Chrysler kicked off bargaining last month for new contracts for...

  • Base salaries are expected to rise in 2017

    The average wages for professional occupations are expected to increase by 3.6-percent next year.

  • MUNCIE, Indiana, Aug 30- One night a month, retired auto workers shuffle into a former elementary school classroom here to discuss their legal fight against the company that cancelled their health care benefits seven years ago. The group is a remnant of a once-powerful United Auto Workers union local, which at its peak in the 1960 s represented over 5,000 workers...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 29- Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc was sued on Monday by buyers of its drugs, who accused the Canadian company of racketeering by forcing them to pay exorbitant prices. The proposed class-action complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court in Manhattan on behalf of unionized New York City police detectives and hotel workers,...

  • (L-R) Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX), United States Treasury Secretary John Snow and Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) hold a news conference to introduce the Tax-Free Health Savings Act on Capitol Hill May 3, 2006 in Washington, DC. The act is supposed to make Health Savings Accounts a more affordable and attractive health coverage option.

    Health savings accounts let you save for health-care expenses and retirement if you use them effectively. Are you spending or saving?

  • Retirement savings

    Your employer may be raising your default savings rate in your retirement plan at work. What does this mean for you?

  • Aug 15- United Airlines Inc was accused in a U.S. government lawsuit on Monday of wrongly denying employment benefits to a pilot who was called to active duty by the U.S. Air Force, where he was a reservist. According to a complaint filed with the federal court in Chicago, United failed to credit Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Fandrei with sick leave while he was deployed...

  • SAO PAULO, Aug 12- Brazil's largest labor unions plan to stage nationwide protests next week against government plans to cut pensions and worker benefits, signaling growing tensions over deficit-cutting efforts. With the eyes of the world on the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the Central Workers Union, Brazil's leading labor confederation, and another four...

  • Medicine and cost

    You'll be paying even more for health insurance at work in 2017. Get the lowdown on a plan that can help you save.

  • CHICAGO, Aug 11- Next week marks the 10th anniversary of a landmark federal law with a hopeful name- the Pension Protection Act of 2006. Sponsors of traditional pension plans have been dropping them like hot potatoes- many do not want to carry pension obligations on their books, and some complain about the rising cost of insuring plans through the Pension Benefit...

  • Eurostar workers to go on strike

    Rail workers in Europe claim the company has failed to ensure a good work-life balance for managers.