Employee Benefits

  • Voters Want Sick Pay

    Voters Want Sick Pay

    Mandate on business owners passes in local referenda.

    The minimum wage is not the only issue that voters are taking into their own hands. The right to paid sick leave also won approval in several local votes. Continue Reading

  • 7 Things Workers Want More Than A Good Job Title

    7 Things Workers Want More Than A Good Job Title

    By Susan Ricker There are often more perks to a job than a paycheck, as employers make an effort to retain their top workers and entice new prospects. From offices to flexible schedules to company cars, employees are enjoying more job incentives than ever, though they still have workplace wish lists. Continue Reading

  • For New Grads, It's All About the Health Insurance

    For New Grads, It's All About the Health Insurance

    If you've been paying any attention to the latest data on what motivates the youngest crop of job seekers, you've probably heard that they're all about job satisfaction over everything else -- that happiness even outranks salary. That seems to have changed a bit over the last few months, according to a recent... Continue Reading

  • Top Nine Things You Need to Know About Your Employee Benefits

    Top Nine Things You Need to Know About Your Employee Benefits

    I sometimes have people tell me they started their new job and then found out there was no health insurance. They express shock -- but they have to give me insurance, don't they? No, they don't. There is no law requiring any employer to provide any particular benefits to employees. There are some tax... Continue Reading

  • We've Been Belted in Terms of Benefits, but There's Some Good News

    We've Been Belted in Terms of Benefits, but There's Some Good News

    Those who have lost jobs during the recession aren't the only ones who have suffered. Even those who managed to hang onto their jobs or find new ones are feeling the pinch: Recent research shows that the economy has negatively affected the employee benefits offered by more than three-quarters of surveyed... Continue Reading

  • The New Face of Bankruptcy: Public Employees

    The New Face of Bankruptcy: Public Employees

    There was a time not so long ago when, if you worked for the government, you could depend on a steady paycheck and decent retirement -- you might not lead a lavish lifestyle, but you could keep a roof over your family's head, put shoes on their feet and food on the table. None of those things are givens any... Continue Reading

  • Top 10 Part-Time Jobs with Benefits

    Top 10 Part-Time Jobs with Benefits

    Employment benefits are often reserved for full-time employees, but working less than 40 hours a week doesn't necessarily mean you're out of luck. Some companies do offer their part-time employees benefit packages, with some rivaling what you'd expect to get from a full-time position. The requirements for... Continue Reading

  • The Best Time to Negotiate Salary is Before You Land the Job

    The Best Time to Negotiate Salary is Before You Land the Job

    Most people realize the interviewing stage is the last time you'll probably have influence on the amount of your salary. Once hired, your salary is dictated by policy coupled with company and individual performance. Although this is a common fact, many job seekers lose sight of this during the critical... Continue Reading

  • Hired: Now How Much to Put in Company Stock Plan?

    Hired: Now How Much to Put in Company Stock Plan?

    Hired. So, your focus now shifts from looking for a job to other pressing financial matters, such as how much to put into your company's stock plan. Newsweek rejoices with you that you are now working. But it warns that some of your current compensation can evaporate if you invest it in the company's stock... Continue Reading

  • More Small Business Jobs Providing Health Insurance

    Small business jobs are getting sweeter -- more come with health insurance. Small businesses are providing health coverage primarily because of the incentive of a tax credit. The White House predicts that four million employers qualify for the credit. Beginning in 2010, that can cover up to 35 percent of the... Continue Reading

  • Relocating for a Job May No Longer Be an Option

    Relocating for a Job May No Longer Be an Option

    Relocation is less of an option for many job hunters, reports CNN Money. The biggest reason is that, with so much talent around, employers are less willing to pay to relocate a new hire, including buying the house. According to a new study by outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, during the... Continue Reading

  • How Much Do You Cost Your Employer?

    How Much Do You Cost Your Employer?

    Rachel Farrell, Special to CareerBuilder When we interview for a new position, we're looking for a nice work environment, good people, interesting job duties and, of course, money. We try to negotiate a salary that we think we deserve and can't understand when we get turned down. But did you ever stop to think... Continue Reading

  • FedEx Accused of Scheme to Circumvent Labor Laws

    FedEx Accused of Scheme to Circumvent Labor Laws

    Contract work is at the heart of a lawsuit filed by New York attorney general Andrew Cuomo against FedEx. If it proceeds, the lawsuit will raise many of issues associated with untraditional work arrangements, ranging from temporary to part time. Continue Reading

  • Five Steps for Successful Salary Negotiation

    Five Steps for Successful Salary Negotiation

    Selena Dehne, JIST Publishing People wallow a lot in the world of work. You don't have to look far to hear people grumbling that they don't get paid as well as they should or that their employer skimps on benefits like vacation time, a 401(k) or bonuses. Too often, people have these frustrations because... Continue Reading

  • Walmart Janitors File Lawsuit, Could Have Big Impact

    Walmart Janitors File Lawsuit, Could Have Big Impact

    Walmart immigrant contract janitors have returned to the courtroom with a second version of a class action lawsuit. If it succeeds, it could have a big impact on the retail giant as well as other "deep pocket" employers. The first run at this was a class action suit, which the judge tossed because the work... Continue Reading

  • Designer Duds on a Government Dime?

    Designer Duds on a Government Dime?

    If you think applying for a government job means you'll have to resign yourself to short-sleeve white shirts, pocket protectors and/or polyester stretch pants, think again. The numbers have just come out on what state and local governments are spending on employees, and it ain't peanuts. Employer costs for state... Continue Reading