Five Takeaways About Amazon’s Employment Machine

Outsiders see a business success story for the ages. Many insiders see an employment system under strain.

#amazon-com-inc, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #employee-fringe-benefits, #labor-and-jobs, #paid-time-off, #productivity, #wages-and-salaries

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From Appetizers to Tuition, Incentives to Job Seekers Grow

Employers are finding ways to get applicants in the door, and to retain employees once they’re hired.

#applebees-international, #chuck-e-cheese, #employee-fringe-benefits, #hiring-and-promotion, #jbs-sa, #labor-and-jobs, #motivation-and-incentive-programs, #omni-hotels, #wages-and-salaries, #waste-management-inc

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The Luckiest Workers in America? Teenagers.

Teens are picking up jobs — and higher wages — as companies scramble to hire. But that trend could have a downside.

#education-k-12, #employee-fringe-benefits, #foreign-workers, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #wages-and-salaries, #youth

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Top Trump Executive Under Criminal Investigation Over Taxes

Attorney General Letitia James is investigating whether taxes were paid on perks that the Trump Organization gave to Allen Weisselberg, its chief financial officer.

#corporate-taxes, #employee-fringe-benefits, #federal-taxes-us, #james-letitia, #new-york-state, #trump-organization, #trump-tax-returns, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vance-cyrus-r-jr

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Luring Labor as a Beach Economy Booms

Restaurants are cutting lunch hours and gas stations are paying signing bonuses as a beach town’s boom serves as a possible preview to the nation.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #employee-fringe-benefits, #foreign-workers, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #rehoboth-beach-del, #shortages, #summer-season, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries

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Welcome to the YOLO Economy

Burned out and flush with savings, some workers are quitting stable jobs in search of postpandemic adventure.

#coaches-and-managers, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #employee-fringe-benefits, #labor-and-jobs, #millennial-generation, #paid-time-off, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #unemployment, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

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The Next Level in Office Amenities: Wild Horses

The mustangs at a Nevada office park are an example of the outrageous perks that businesses dangle to impress job candidates, but wildlife advocates are pushing back on efforts to market them.

#employee-fringe-benefits, #factories-and-manufacturing, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #horses, #musk-elon, #real-estate-commercial, #tesla-motors-inc

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They Set Aside Money for Their Commutes. Now They Can’t Get It Back.

Many people working from home or out of a job can’t access the hundreds of dollars deducted from their paychecks for transit expenses. “I’m unhappy because it’s a lot of money,” one woman said.

#commuting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #employee-fringe-benefits, #long-island-rail-road-co, #new-york-city, #new-york-university, #society-for-human-resource-management, #transit-systems

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Why Do British Uber Drivers Deserve Better Benefits?

Gig work doesn’t have to be a race to the bottom.

#doordash-mobile-app, #employee-fringe-benefits, #labor-and-jobs, #lyft-inc, #supreme-court-of-the-united-kingdom, #uber-technologies-inc, #wages-and-salaries

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Annmarie Reinhart Smith, Who Battled for Retail Workers, Dies at 61

After nearly three decades with Toys “R” Us, she helped lead a fight by employees for severance pay from the bankrupt company. She died of Covid-19.

#bankruptcies, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #employee-fringe-benefits, #reinhart-smith-annmarie-1959-2021, #shopping-and-retail, #toysrus-inc

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The Rise of the Wellness App

They’re everywhere, but they can’t address the real problem: the alienation of 21st-century work.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #employee-fringe-benefits, #future-of-work-2021, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #labor-and-jobs, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Places and Policies That Aim to Help Working Parents

How some employers and governments are supporting working parents.

#child-care, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #employee-fringe-benefits, #paid-time-off, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #sabbaticals-and-career-breaks, #tutors-and-tutoring, #work-life-balance

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Did You Miss Out on Vacation This Year? You’re Not Alone

Employers are struggling to deal with the unused days that have piled up during the pandemic.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #employee-fringe-benefits, #human-resources, #labor-and-jobs, #paid-time-off, #travel-and-vacations, #united-states, #workplace-environment

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Why California’s Prop 22 Puts Our Labor Laws in Danger

The gig companies wrote new labor laws that are almost impossible to change.

#doordash-mobile-app, #employee-fringe-benefits, #freelancing-self-employment-and-independent-contracting, #labor-and-jobs, #lyft-inc, #postmates-inc, #referendums, #uber-technologies-inc, #wages-and-salaries

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More Workers Get Help in Building Rainy Day Savings

The pandemic has shown the need for a financial cushion. Now, some companies are offering programs that automatically deduct money from paychecks.

#blackrock-inc, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #employee-fringe-benefits, #personal-finances, #savings, #united-parcel-service-inc

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Reasons to Sign Up for a Health Savings Account

The money grows tax free, and can act as a sort of 401(k) for future health needs if invested. But just 6 percent of account holders do invest the savings.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #employee-fringe-benefits, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #healthcare-gov, #personal-finances, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions

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It’s a Ballot Fight for Survival for Gig Companies Like Uber

A group that also includes Lyft and DoorDash has spent nearly $200 million to support a California proposition that could save them from a new labor law.

#california, #car-services-and-livery-cabs, #doordash-mobile-app, #employee-fringe-benefits, #freelancing-self-employment-and-independent-contracting, #instacart, #khosrowshahi-dara, #labor-and-jobs, #lyft-inc, #mobile-applications, #political-advertising, #postmates-inc, #uber-technologies-inc, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Appeals Court Says Uber and Lyft Must Treat California Drivers as Employees

The ruling adds new urgency to a ballot measure in the state that would exempt the companies from a new labor law intended to give gig workers more employment rights.

#car-services-and-livery-cabs, #employee-fringe-benefits, #freelancing-self-employment-and-independent-contracting, #labor-and-jobs, #lyft-inc, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #uber-technologies-inc

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As Open Enrollment Begins, Health Benefits May Not Change Much

Costs are expected to rise about 4 to 5 percent, in line with increases in recent years, as employers seek to avoid adding to their workers’ stress.

#content-type-service, #employee-fringe-benefits, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #healthcare-gov, #labor-and-jobs, #patient-protection-and-affordable-care-act-2010, #personal-finances, #supreme-court-us, #unemployment

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California, Reject Prop 22

Gig workers deserve the dignity of fair compensation.

#car-services-and-livery-cabs, #doordash-mobile-app, #employee-fringe-benefits, #freelancing-self-employment-and-independent-contracting, #khosrowshahi-dara, #labor-and-jobs, #lyft-inc, #paid-time-off, #uber-eats, #wages-and-salaries

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Private Tutors, Pop-Up Schools or Nothing at All: How Employers Are Helping Parents

Benefits depend on where people work, and the kind of job they have, a new survey finds, highlighting disparities that predate the pandemic.

#child-care, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-learning, #employee-fringe-benefits, #labor-and-jobs, #paid-time-off, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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I Am the C.E.O. of Uber. Gig Workers Deserve Better.

Gig workers want both flexibility and benefits — we support laws that could make that possible.

#car-services-and-livery-cabs, #employee-fringe-benefits, #freelancing-self-employment-and-independent-contracting, #labor-and-jobs, #uber-technologies-inc, #united-states, #wages-and-salaries

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Uber Rides Cost More? OK

Many gig-based business models help customers take advantage of workers. Let’s stop giving tech companies a free ride.

#car-services-and-livery-cabs, #doordash-mobile-app, #employee-fringe-benefits, #freelancing-self-employment-and-independent-contracting, #herrera-dennis-j, #instacart, #labor-and-jobs, #law-and-legislation, #lyft-inc, #minimum-wage, #uber-technologies-inc, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Income and Wealth Inequality Has Devastated American Workers

Workers have been left behind as the U.S. economy expanded and CEO salaries skyrocketed over the last four decades.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #corporate-social-responsibility, #corporations, #employee-fringe-benefits, #general-electric-company, #income-inequality, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries

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Congress: Enact a Federal Job Guarantee

Congress should enact a federal jobs guarantee.

#black-people, #booker-cory-a, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-party, #discrimination, #economics-theory-and-philosophy, #employee-fringe-benefits, #gillibrand-kirsten-e, #hiring-and-promotion, #hispanic-americans, #house-of-representatives, #humphrey-hubert-h-jr, #income-inequality, #king-martin-luther-jr, #labor-and-jobs, #native-americans, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #race-and-ethnicity, #recession-and-depression, #roosevelt-franklin-delano, #sanders-bernard, #shortages, #unemployment, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries, #works-progress-administration

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There’s Money Stuck in Your Dependent Care Account. Now What?

After-school programs are closed. Day care centers are shut down. Summer camp might not happen. If you’re stuck with money you can’t use, you’ll lose it — and pay taxes on it.

#child-care, #day-care-centers, #employee-fringe-benefits, #federal-taxes-us, #taxation

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Paid Leave Law Tries to Help Millions in Crisis. Many Haven’t Heard of It.

The program has received relatively little publicity, and there has been confusion among business owners and workers.

#child-care, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #employee-fringe-benefits, #paid-time-off, #small-business

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Lawmakers Ask I.R.S. to Help Companies That Keep Paying Health Benefits

A bipartisan letter took issue with guidance about a tax credit for retaining workers during the pandemic that was part of an economic rescue package.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #employee-fringe-benefits, #grassley-charles-e, #house-committee-on-ways-and-means, #internal-revenue-service, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #senate-committee-on-finance, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries, #wyden-ron

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Coronavirus Crisis Underlines Weak Spots in U.S. Economic System

The coronavirus pandemic has shown how close to the edge many Americans were living, with pay and benefits eroding even as corporate profits surged.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #employee-fringe-benefits, #income, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #personal-finances, #recession-and-depression, #unemployment, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

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A Coronavirus Crisis of Unnecessary Unemployment

Staggering job losses are not a foregone conclusion. There is still time to fix the federal government’s aid program.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #employee-fringe-benefits, #internal-revenue-service, #jayapal-pramila, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #shutdowns-institutional, #small-business-administration, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries

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Could the Pandemic Wind Up Fixing What’s Broken About Work in America?

Historically, major crises have tended to empower workers. The coronavirus is already changing things, for better and for worse.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #employee-fringe-benefits, #epidemics, #income-inequality, #labor-and-jobs, #plague, #recession-and-depression, #united-states-economy

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Republicans Want Medicare for All, but Just for Coronavirus

Everyone’s a socialist in a pandemic.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #employee-fringe-benefits, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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The Hard-Knocks Restaurant World Discovers Wellness

Many employees are getting yoga, counseling and other benefits, as the industry tries to change an often unhealthy culture.

#metoo-movement, #brock-sean, #button-katie, #employee-fringe-benefits, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #mental-health-and-disorders, #restaurants, #work-life-balance

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