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Compensation & Benefits

Men win big in EEOC parental leave settlement

07/26/2018
Cosmetics giant Estée Lauder has agreed to pay $1,100,000 to men who the EEOC said were harmed by discriminatory parental leave policies.

By the numbers: Student loan benefits

07/24/2018
More than three-fourths of young people say they would be more likely to accept a job offer from an employer that offers student loan repayment as an employee benefit, according to a recent report by CommonBond, a loan refinancing company.

Federal paid family leave gains momentum

07/24/2018
Ivanka Trump has long expressed interest in making paid family or parental leave a reality. Now those efforts appear to be ramping up. Here’s what we know so far.

Economy is booming, but when will wages rise?

07/17/2018
With low unemployment and a growing GDP, Americans are feeling much more comfortable about the economy. Yet a concerning trend lurks underneath an otherwise booming economy: slow wage growth.

Snapshot: Almost all employers offer retirement benefits

07/17/2018
95% of employers offer one or more retirement plans. For most, those are defined-contribution plans such as 401(k)s and 403(b)s.

Retirement savings are significant source of wealth

07/17/2018
Retirement plan investments are the most valuable assets many Americans own, excluding the value of homes, according to research by the Employee Benefit Research Institute.

Employee passed on second-chance offer? That may rule out unemployment benefits

07/10/2018
Sending an employee home following a dispute or workplace error with instructions to think about the event doesn’t count as a discharge—it’s a second chance. Failing to return to work afterward then becomes a resignation, thus disqualifying the employee from receiving unemployment benefits.

Snapshot: Uninsured rate is rising again

07/10/2018
The percentage of working age Americans without health insurance is the highest it has been since 2013.

3 states require individual mandate reporting

07/10/2018
Some states have initiated their own individual mandates—which require most residents to have health coverage—in an effort to stabilize shaky state insurance markets.

Recruiting: Attract millennials by helping pay their student loans

07/03/2018
Smart employers know it pays to appeal to millennial employees. For many millennials, one constant has defined their financial status for the entirety of their adult lives: The burden of student loan debt.