Careers Employee Benefits


  • A new year, a new you! Thursday, 7 Jan 2016 | 7:00 AM ET
    A new year, a new you!

    This is the year that you’ve decided you will retire! Here are three moves to make now before you leave your job.

  • 2015 was the year of the raise Thursday, 31 Dec 2015 | 11:20 AM ET
    2015 was the year of the raise

    2015 was a big year for higher minimum pay, and wage advocates want to see more wage gains in 2016.

  • U.S. workers to take off this week Monday, 28 Dec 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    U.S. workers to taking off this week

    Only 59 percent of workers are to work part of the last week of 2015.

  • U.S. wages increase during November Wednesday, 23 Dec 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    U.S. wages increase during November

    November marks the eighth continous increase in U.S. wages

  • More strikes at Amazon warehouses Monday, 21 Dec 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    More strikes at Amazon warehouses

    Workers at German warehouses are on a new strike as part of a long-running dispute over pay and conditions.

  • Gunmaker Colt sees bankruptcy exit in coming weeks Thursday, 17 Dec 2015 | 3:29 PM ET

    Dec 17- Colt Defense LLC expects to complete its restructuring and emerge from bankruptcy in the coming weeks, the gunmaker said in a joint statement with the United Auto Workers union on Thursday. The gun manufacturer, owned by private equity firm Sciens Capital Management, will emerge from bankruptcy at a time of both rising sales and increasing pressure for...

  • Is Christmas a terrible time for business? Tuesday, 15 Dec 2015 | 10:11 AM ET

    The holidays are meant to be fun, but research shows December is the most stressful month for workers and reduces productivity.

  • 50% of workers dread the office Xmas party Friday, 11 Dec 2015 | 2:30 AM ET
    50% of workers dread the office Xmas party

    Debra Corey, director of Reward Gateway, explains why some employees will do anything to avoid the annual Christmas party.

  • COLUMN-Pensions take another hit Thursday, 19 Nov 2015 | 9:00 AM ET

    CHICAGO, Nov 19- Congress pounded one more nail in the coffin of traditional pensions earlier this month- and it did not have to happen. Adding insult to injury, Congress did not increase funding for multi-employer pension funds- even though it is in much worse financial shape than PBGC's single-employer program; multi-employer premiums are not counted as...

  • Make the most of your required minimum distribution Thursday, 19 Nov 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Putting your RMD to work

    Is your 70th birthday coming up? If you’re getting ready to take your “required minimum distribution” here’s what you need to know.

  • Iceland tops gender equality list: WEF report Thursday, 19 Nov 2015 | 6:37 AM ET
    Iceland tops gender equality list: WEF report

    According to findings from the World Economic Forum, women are only now earning what men earned almost ten year ago. Saadia Zahidi, Head of Employment & Gender Initiatives at the World Economic Forum, provides insight to which countries are winning the war on narrowing the gender gap.

  • Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Thursday proposed a $30 billion plan to help displaced workers in coal-producing areas find new jobs and continue receiving health benefits as the country shifts to using renewable energy and more natural gas. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, her chief rival for the Democratic nomination, has tacked...

  • Nov 11- The founder and former chief executive officer of Alpha Natural Resources, among the largest U.S. coal companies, objected on Wednesday to Alpha's plan under bankruptcy to drop benefits for more than 4,500 miners, spouses and their dependants. Former Alpha CEO and Chairman Michael Quillen said eliminating retiree health benefits of thousands of...

  • *Lufthansa wins temporary injunction in Duesseldorf. Flight attendants started striking last Friday over early retirement benefits and pensions and the cabin crew union raised the pressure on Tuesday by calling for walkouts on short- and long-haul flights at Frankfurt, Duesseldorf and Munich airports from 0300 GMT on Wednesday through to 2300 GMT on...

  • Bonuses down in 2015 Monday, 9 Nov 2015 | 10:17 AM ET
    Bonuses down in 2015

    CNBC's Mary Thompson reports on the expected decline in bonuses on Wall Street, according to Johnson Associates.

  • Wall Street Bonus pay to fall Monday, 9 Nov 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Wall Street Bonus pay to fall

    Year-end compensation for workers in the financial industry will fall up to 10 percent.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 5- Kurtis Ofori was thrilled to start his new job writing grant applications at green energy startup Dawan Global in New York City. In addition to health insurance, Dawan Global offers the holy grail of benefits for young people: tuition reimbursement. These types of benefits are making a difference as hiring power shifts from employers to the...

  • Here's how much truck drivers are getting paid Monday, 2 Nov 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Here's how much truck drivers are getting paid

    Truckers are earning higher salaries amid the industry's shortage of drivers.

  • McDonald's wants subpoena tossed Wednesday, 28 Oct 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    McDonald's wants subpoena tossed

    McDonald's is asking a U.S. judge to reject a subpoena from the National Labor Relations Board, arguing the requests are unfair and costly.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 27- When some 120 million employees start filling out their open enrollment choices this fall, they will be presented with the usual health, dental and vision options. "Some of those policies are going to be a perfect fit and valuable, and other things are not going to be useful," says Jennifer Benz, who runs her own benefits firm based in San Francisco.