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Compensation & Benefits

No unemployment for man who wanted to beat up boss

A Pennsylvania judge has refused to grant unemployment benefits to a former employee who was fired for challenging his supervisor to a fist fight in the parking lot after work.

Time clock rounding case offers lessons on compensable time

If you use a rounding system, take care to ensure that it is fair and neutral, and that, on average, the amount of employee time that is deducted is the same or less than the amount added to time records as time worked.

Men win big in EEOC parental leave settlement

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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