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  • Slow path to gender equality in workplace Thursday, 1 Oct 2015 | 8:43 AM ET
    Slow path to gender equality in workplace

    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...

  • Food-delivery drivers sue start-ups Thursday, 24 Sep 2015 | 12:23 PM ET
    The GrubHub Inc. app is displayed on an Apple Inc. iPhone 5 in Tiskilwa, Illinois, U.S., on Wednesday, April 2, 2014.

    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...

  • ZenPayroll's plans for Gusto Monday, 21 Sep 2015 | 11:51 AM ET
    ZenPayroll's plans for Gusto

    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...

  • Another union battle for Wal-Mart Friday, 11 Sep 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Another union battle for Wal-Mart

    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...

  • Another legal hit for Uber Thursday, 10 Sep 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Another legal hit for Uber

    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 orders new sick leave benefits Tuesday, 8 Sep 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Obama orders new sick leave benefits

    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 ending on-call scheduling Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Gap ending on-call scheduling

    Gap to end on-call scheduling by September.

  • Accenture expands its parental leave benefits Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Accenture expands its parental leave benefits

    Accenture jumps on family bandwagon by upping the anti on new parent perks

  • NFLX skimps on DVD workers Friday, 21 Aug 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    NFLX skimps on DVD workers

    Netflix's new parental leave policy excludes workers in its DVD division.

  • FedEx delivers on new pilot contracts Friday, 21 Aug 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    FedEx delivers on new pilot contracts

    After four years of talks, FedEx and its pilots have reached a tentative contract agreement.

  • Overtime may be killing you Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Overtime may be killing you

    Lancet study finds working long hours dramatically increases risk of stroke and heart disease.

  • College athletes cash in with millions in benefits Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 7:31 PM ET
    Joel Stave of the Wisconsin Badgers drops back to pass against the Minnesota Golden Gophers at Camp Randall Stadium last November.

    NCAA rule changes resulted in nearly $160 million a year in additional benefits for major-college athletes. USA TODAY reports.

  • A discussion of the NYT expose on Amazon Monday, 17 Aug 2015 | 7:34 PM ET
    A discussion of the NYT expose on Amazon

    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.

  • Amazon & the Valley Monday, 17 Aug 2015 | 11:31 AM ET
    Amazon & the Valley

    A New York Times article regarding the Amazon culture and work environment paints a cruel picture. Re/code's Ed Lee, shares his reaction.