Careers Employee Benefits


  • 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.

  • Applebee's to finally pay cook Tuesday, 27 Oct 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Applebee's to finally pay cook

    Applebee's will pay a prep cook who didn't receiver checks for a year.

  • How Paul Ryan can help everyday dads Thursday, 22 Oct 2015 | 1:50 PM ET
    Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan shares the stage with his family on August 29, 2012 during the Republican National Convention.

    It's great that Paul Ryan is putting family first, says Jennifer Owens. Will he keep it going and help other parents?

  • Santelli Exchange: August JOLTS down Friday, 16 Oct 2015 | 11:46 AM ET
    Santelli Exchange: August JOLTS down

    CNBC's Rick Santelli weighs in on Danny Meyer eliminating tipping, and job openings falling in August.

  • Tipping creating income disparity: CEO Friday, 16 Oct 2015 | 10:30 AM ET
    Waitress diner

    Union Square Hospitality Group will begin eliminating tipping at its restaurants. CEO Danny Meyer, explains why the strategy helps workers and the restaurant industry.

  • Labor market my no be so weak after all Thursday, 15 Oct 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Labor market my no be so weak after all

    Jobless claims fell back to a 42-year low level last week, despite the recent cool-off in job growth.

  • Avoid making costly open-enrollment mistakes Tuesday, 13 Oct 2015 | 7:58 AM ET
    Company benefits manual

    Many workers use annual open enrollment to tweak employee benefit options, but others let old selections ride - a big mistake, say advisors.

  • Don't bank on a pay raise: Study Tuesday, 6 Oct 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Don't bank on a pay raise: Study

    A recent study proclaimed troubling news for workers: For the fifth year in a row, employee bonus pools will come in below target, according to benefits consulting firm Towers Watson.

  • 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.

  • 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.