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Student Loans, Family Leave, Telemedicine, Standing Desks: Tailoring Benefits to Multigenerational Workforce

While the United States’ stable job market and regulatory environment have kept employee benefits offerings steady, some benefits such as student loan repayment, paternity leave, telecommuting, standing desks and telemedicine are gaining notable upward traction. Companies are researching on their …

Trump’s Proposed 2020 Budget Includes School Safety, Paid Family Leave

The Trump Administration’s proposed 2020 budget includes $2.7 trillion in spending cuts. As part of these cuts, nondefense program spending is reduced by 5 percent. At the same time, the budget includes $750 billion for national defense. The budget identifies …

Massachusetts Raises Minimum Wage, Creates New Paid Leave Program

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has signed into law an act that will mandate an annual August sales tax holiday, increase minimum wage over the next five years and create a new paid family and medical leave program in Massachusetts. The …

More Employers Offering Paid Parental Leave Benefit

More than one in three U.S. employers offers paid maternity leave beyond the amount required by law, up from one in six earlier this decade, according to new data from the Society for Human Resource Management. All 20 of the …

New York State Employers Must Comply With New Paid Family Leave Law

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed into law a phased-in system of paid family leave that will become effective on January 1, 2018, for New York employers. On the state level, New York becomes the fifth state (joining California, …

Social Issue Investors Pressuring Employers on Pay Equity and Paid Leave Policies

Investors focused on social issues are finding that trickle-down diversity doesn’t work. For years, they surmised that having enough women on boards and in senior management would produce fairer policies. Now investors are changing tactics, saying it’s not enough and …