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Eric Kutcher, McKinsey & Company, discusses the results of a study on women's progress in achieving pay and leadership parity at work.
The taxman is coming to employer-sponsored health insurance, and his visit may trigger changes to your benefits. The health care overhaul calls for a 40- percent tax starting in 2018 on the value of employer-sponsored coverage that costs more than $10,200 for single plans and $27,500 for family insurance. Employers are working to avoid this tax by cutting...
A growing list start-ups have been hit with complaints in California over the employee status of contract workers.
Sept 23- The U.S. government could shut down next week if Congress does not resolve, even temporarily, a dispute over Planned Parenthood and agree on a plan to extend federal funding beyond Sept. 30. So would major benefit programs such as Medicare health insurance and Social Security retirement benefits for older people. Up to 1 million U.S. workers could face...
Joshua Reeves, co-founder and CEO of Gusto (formerly ZenPayroll), discusses the company's name change along with getting into the online health and worker's compensation benefits business.
OTTAWA, Sept 17- The number of Canadians receiving regular unemployment benefits rose in July, including in oil-sensitive Alberta, with increases seen nationally among trade and construction workers, data from Statistics Canada showed on Thursday. In Alberta, where oil companies having been laying off workers in response to the slump in crude prices, the...
Unions filed a labor board complaint against Wal-Mart saying the retailer discriminated against activist workers.
*Pilots' union offers three dates next week. FRANKFURT, Sept 10- German pilots' union Vereinigung Cockpit has proposed fresh talks with Lufthansa management over early retirement benefits, a day after a court ruled a strike was unlawful because the union had overstepped its mandate. The focus on the retirement scheme comes after a judge at the federal state...
Uber lost its latest legal battle over their drivers' employment status in California.
Sept 9- Canadian insurer Sun Life Financial Inc said it would buy New York- based insurer Assurant Inc's employee-benefits business for $975 million, creating the sixth largest group benefits business in the United States. The deal is expected to help Sun Life's U.S. group benefits business to grow by more than 50 percent to about $4 billion, the company said on...
Obama expands sick leave for federal contractors
FRANKFURT, Sept 8- Germany's Lufthansa will not give in to pilots who began a two-day walkout on Tuesday and threatened further strikes in their long-running dispute over cost cuts, retirement benefits and pay, the airline said. Lufthansa was forced to cancel 84 of about 170 long-haul flights planned for Tuesday from Frankfurt, Munich and Duesseldorf, expects...
Gap to end on-call scheduling by September.
Accenture jumps on family bandwagon by upping the anti on new parent perks
Netflix's new parental leave policy excludes workers in its DVD division.
After four years of talks, FedEx and its pilots have reached a tentative contract agreement.
Lancet study finds working long hours dramatically increases risk of stroke and heart disease.
NCAA rule changes resulted in nearly $160 million a year in additional benefits for major-college athletes. USA TODAY reports.
James Cakmak, equity analyst at Monness, Crespi, Hardt & Co, discusses the New York Times report which accused Amazon of pushing employees to the limit by employing cruel management practices.
A New York Times article regarding the Amazon culture and work environment paints a cruel picture. Re/code's Ed Lee, shares his reaction.