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Work / Life Issues

Newsom vetoes bill allowing babies at work

12/02/2019
The bill’s sponsor, Assemblyman Randy Voepel (R-San Diego County), said the aim was to allow workers to bond with their children and cut child care costs.

‘Selling’ benefits: 5 ways to repackage perks & increase participation

11/05/2019
The two keys to greater use of your work/life benefits: constant communication and the right kind of communication. Here are five suggestions to achieve those goals.

Snapshot: Among benefits, employees most satisfied with flexible hours

10/29/2019
Almost two-thirds of workers surveyed say they are satisfied with the amount of flexibility their jobs afford them.

Financial wellness benefits vary among employers

10/01/2019
A new survey found that, among employers interested in offering financial wellness benefits to their employees, even defining what the term means can vary greatly.

Half of employees have 3-month rainy-day cushion

09/10/2019
Only 20% of American families had liquid savings of more than three months of their family income.

What education benefits do employers offer?

09/03/2019
Tuition assistance to help employees take undergraduate and graduate college courses remains the most common education-related benefit.

Flex time provides recruiting edge for 61% of employers

06/25/2019
A survey of 150 HR professionals found that 61% offer some sort of flexible work option to attract talent.

One-third of employers offer student debt benefits

04/23/2019
Employers are offering more help to employees weighed down by student debt, a burden carried by about 70% of college graduates.

Support grows for mandatory paid leave plans

03/14/2019
Ten states and the District of Columbia already require employers to offer paid sick leave to employees. Several more states are considering similar legislation.

Data from fitness wearables going to wellness programs

02/19/2019
About 20% of employers now participate in wellness programs that rely on collecting data from fitness trackers worn by employees, up from 14% in 2017.