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...» Read More
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
After four years of talks, FedEx and its pilots have reached a tentative contract agreement.
Netflix's new parental leave policy excludes workers in its DVD division.
Lancet study finds working long hours dramatically increases risk of stroke and heart disease.
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.
One of the reporters behind the New York Times article called "Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big Ideas in a Bruising Workplace," David Streitfeld, speaks to "Squawk Alley.
Former Sears Canada CEO Mark Cohen, shares his view of the New York Times piece calling Amazon a "bruising" place to work. He says he is a big fan of what Amazon's created.
A New York Times article describes Amazon as a "bruising" place to work. CNBC's Jon Fortt reports on the reaction online to the piece.
Starting November 1st, maternity leave at Adobe will be extended from 16 weeks to 26 weeks. Insight on the move, with Donna Morris, Adobe SVP of People and Places.