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Work / Life Issues

Managers, staff view flex benefits differently

12/06/2016
Employers and workers aren’t on the same page about juggling personal and professional priorities.

Student loans get in the way of retirement savings

11/08/2016
A new survey found that employees with student loans can continue to feel the strain into their retirement years.

DOL guidance for benefits affected by hurricane

11/01/2016
The U.S. Department of Labor has issued compliance guidance for employee benefit plans affected by Hurricane Matthew.

Better pay, schedules may boost business

10/18/2016
Need help persuading management that raising wages, providing steady schedules and offering training that may lead to promotions will benefit your organization?

Snapshot: Moms rate employers low on ability to work from home

10/12/2016
Less than half of working mothers say their employers make it easy enough to work from home when necessary.

Paycheck to paycheck normal for most workers

08/31/2016
More than three-quarters of workers—78%—are living paycheck to paycheck to make ends meet, and 26% don’t save any money at all.

The 10 best ways to retain working mothers

07/28/2016
Worried that new mothers may not return to work following maternity leave? Increase the odds by building flexibility into your work culture. Offering options for when and where work gets done is one of the best ways to encourage women to come back—and stay—after they give birth.

85% experience high levels of work stress

07/28/2016
The unemployment rate is down and employers have been hiring. But high workplace stress is still common.

What restrictions can we place on employees taking time off to vote?

07/22/2016

Q. With elections coming up we have started to think about what we can do to manage when employees are taking time to vote. Our policy says they can take time off the morning of an election. Can we ask them to go after work? Can we tell them when in the morning they can take off to vote? Can we tell them how long they can take to vote? Can we deduct pay if they take too long?

Just going to work costs your employees

07/05/2016
The simple act of going to work takes a big bite out of everyone’s paycheck. Here’s exactly how big.