When Where You Work Determines if You Can Get an Abortion

After the Dobbs v. Jackson decision, many women are discovering that their employer can shape major decisions in their lives even more than it did a week ago.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #content-type-service, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #employee-fringe-benefits, #family-leaves, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #labor-and-jobs, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #women-and-girls

Will Companies Help Their Employees Get Abortions?

There’s no ducking this fight.

#abortion, #employee-fringe-benefits, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #internal-sub-only-nl

Are You Happy? Your Boss Is Asking.

To some, the pursuit of workplace happiness — and its price, like an $18,000 “happiness M.B.A.” for managers — can seem like a corporate attempt to turn feelings into productivity.

#coronavirus-return-to-office, #employee-fringe-benefits, #executives-and-management-theory, #happiness, #labor-and-jobs, #productivity, #santos-laurie-r-1975, #wd-40-company, #workplace-environment

Corporate America Doesn’t Want to Talk Abortion, but It May Have To

In a deeply divided nation, public statements on Roe v. Wade can affect everything from recruiting to a company’s bottom line. So far, that has kept almost everyone quiet.

#abortion, #amalgamated-bank, #corporate-social-responsibility, #dubey-shar, #employee-fringe-benefits, #labor-and-jobs, #levi-straussco, #meta-platforms-inc, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #sandberg-sheryl-k, #womens-rights, #yelp

Starbucks Plans Wage Increases That Won’t Apply to Unionized Workers

The initiative was announced as labor organizers have won initial votes at more than 50 stores, including several this week.

#collective-bargaining, #employee-fringe-benefits, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #schultz-howard-d, #starbucks-corporation, #wages-and-salaries, #workers-united

Inflation Complicates Return to Office Plans

The cost of a daily routine — travel, coffee, food — is far pricier than it was when offices shut down two years ago.

#consumer-price-index, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #employee-fringe-benefits, #inflation-economics, #labor-and-jobs, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-environment

Ukraine’s Refugees Are Fleeing Brutality. Let Them In.

Readers urge actions to address the refugee and food crises caused by the Ukraine war. Also: Russian soldiers; essential workers; prison time; donating ties.

#assad-bashar-al, #employee-fringe-benefits, #humanitarian-aid, #prisons-and-prisoners, #putin-vladimir-v, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #united-states-international-relations, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Meta Cuts Back on Some of Facebook’s Perks

The company told workers on Friday that it will reduce or eliminate some of its famous perks as it prepares for a return to the office.

#computers-and-the-internet, #employee-fringe-benefits, #facebook-inc, #laundry-and-laundromats, #meta-platforms-inc, #workplace-environment, #zuckerberg-mark-e

Facebook’s Parent Company Will Make Employees Do Their Own Laundry

The company told workers on Friday that it will reduce or eliminate some of its famous perks as it prepares for a return to the office.

#computers-and-the-internet, #employee-fringe-benefits, #facebook-inc, #laundry-and-laundromats, #meta-platforms-inc, #workplace-environment, #zuckerberg-mark-e

Washington State Advances Landmark Deal on Gig Drivers’ Job Status

Lawmakers have passed legislation granting benefits and protections, but allowing Lyft and Uber to continue to treat drivers as contractors.

#car-pooling-and-ride-sharing, #employee-fringe-benefits, #freelancing-self-employment-and-independent-contracting, #international-brotherhood-of-teamsters, #labor-and-jobs, #law-and-legislation, #lyft-inc, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #uber-technologies-inc, #wages-and-salaries, #washington-state

Bosses Are Finding New Ways to Drive Employee Satisfaction

Free tacos, shopping sprees and words of appreciation are just some of the ways employers are desperate to show they care.

#coronavirus-return-to-office, #employee-fringe-benefits, #executives-and-management-theory, #labor-and-jobs, #workplace-environment

A Key to Returning to Normal Is Paid Sick Leave, Democrats Say

There were a record number of people home sick with Covid in January. Democrats are trying to revive paid pandemic sick leave.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #employee-fringe-benefits, #labor-and-jobs, #law-and-legislation, #paid-time-off, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Kellogg Workers Prolong Strike by Rejecting Contract Proposal

About 1,400 workers have been on strike since Oct. 5 at four Kellogg cereal plants in the United States over a dispute that has revolved around the company’s two-tier compensation structure.

#bakery-confectionery-tobacco-workers-and-grain-millers-international-union, #employee-fringe-benefits, #kellogg-company, #labor-and-jobs, #memphis-tenn, #michigan, #omaha-neb, #organized-labor, #pennsylvania, #strikes, #wages-and-salaries

Striking Deere workers approve a new contract on the third try.

The accord, after a five-week walkout by 10,000 employees, increases wages and performance-based pay.

#deerecompany, #employee-fringe-benefits, #labor-and-jobs, #machinery-and-equipment, #organized-labor, #strikes, #united-automobile-workers, #wages-and-salaries

John Deere Workers on Strike Reject New Contract Proposal

Workers upset over insufficient wage increases and pension benefits have been on strike since mid-October.

#deerecompany, #employee-fringe-benefits, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #pensions-and-retirement-plans, #strikes, #united-automobile-workers, #wages-and-salaries

Union for John Deere Workers Reaches Tentative Deal to End 2-Week Strike

The agreement must still be approved by U.A.W. members. They had rejected an earlier accord negotiated by the union.

#deerecompany, #employee-fringe-benefits, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #pensions-and-retirement-plans, #strikes, #united-automobile-workers, #wages-and-salaries

Trump Organization, Already Under Indictment, Faces New Criminal Inquiry

The investigation, by the Westchester County district attorney’s office, increases the legal scrutiny of the former president and his family business.

#district-attorneys, #employee-fringe-benefits, #frauds-and-swindling, #golf, #local-government, #mimi-e-rocah, #ossining-ny, #tax-evasion, #trump-national-golf-club-westchester-ny, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vance-cyrus-r-jr, #weisselberg-allen, #westchester-county-ny

The Battles to Come Over the Benefits of Working From Home

Not having to commute was the equivalent of a big bonus for many employees. In the future, bosses may expect more hours in exchange for remote work, an economist says.

#employee-fringe-benefits, #productivity, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #telecommuting, #united-states, #wages-and-salaries

Trump Organization Lawyers Meet With Manhattan Prosecutors

An indictment against the business, the Trump Organization, and a top executive, Allen Weisselberg, could come as soon as this week in Manhattan.

#corporate-taxes, #employee-fringe-benefits, #executive-compensation, #federal-taxes-us, #frauds-and-swindling, #income-tax, #manhattan-nyc, #payroll-tax, #trump-organization, #trump-tax-returns, #trump-donald-j, #vance-cyrus-r-jr, #wages-and-salaries, #weisselberg-allen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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