Stories tagged: employee benefits
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 7:43 p.m.
Equifax’s massive hack has a tiny silver lining
More employees are likely to see a timely new offering when they choose their benefits in a month or so – identity-theft protection.
Fri., June 9, 2017, 9:15 a.m.
Summer work perks: More than 40 percent of companies now offer warm-weather benefits
Leaving early on a Friday afternoon in June? There’s a growing chance your boss has endorsed it.
Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 3:12 p.m.
Washington tries to fix paid leave law dormant since 2007
A decade ago, Washington state created a paid family leave program that required many employers to offer five weeks of paid time off for new parents. But the law that …
Fri., Jan. 8, 2016, 5:45 p.m.
Workers in Spokane would get three days of sick leave under proposal to be taken up Monday
The vast majority of workers in Spokane would get paid sick leave under a proposal the Spokane City Council will consider on Monday. The rule, which would require most employers …
Wed., Feb. 6, 2013, 4:41 a.m.
Postal Service to cut Saturday mail to trim costs
WASHINGTON (AP) — Apparently trying an end-run around an unaccommodating Congress, the financially struggling U.S. Postal Service says it will stop delivering mail on Saturdays but continue to disburse packages …
Wed., Dec. 5, 2012, 12:47 p.m.
Social Security fast-tracks rare-disease claims
WASHINGTON (AP) — In an effort to ease the burden of being stricken with a debilitating condition, the Social Security Administration is expanding a program that fast-tracks disability claims by …
Wed., Dec. 5, 2012, 10:26 a.m.
LA ports reopen after crippling 8-day strike ends
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Port clerks returned to work Wednesday, jubilant in the knowledge that an eight-day strike that paralyzed the nation’s busiest shipping complex had won them — at …
Thu., Nov. 15, 2012, 11:42 a.m.
More American workers to pick their insurance
For some American workers, picking the right health insurance is becoming more like hunting for the perfect business suit: It takes some shopping around to find a good fit and …
Sat., Sept. 8, 2012, 11:15 a.m.
Millions in SF health fees don’t go to workers
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Restaurants and other businesses in this food-loving tourist mecca collected almost $14 million dollars in extra fees last year from their patrons, as they sought to …
Thu., Dec. 1, 2011
City Hall union offers to freeze pay
The leadership of Spokane City Hall’s largest labor union has made an offer that normally might be hard to refuse: Three years of frozen pay levels. But it would leave …
Sun., Feb. 2, 1997
Business Is Going To The Dogs More Companies Are Lending A Hand To Help Employees Care For Their Pets
1. Patagonia executive Roger McDivitt plays with his dog Tonka outside of Patagonia offices in Ventura, Calif. 2. Chelsea, a weimaraner, keeps watch while her owner, Cindy Brogan tends to …
Sun., Oct. 13, 1996
Potlatch Workers Reject Proposal For Changes To Medical Benefits
Union workers at Potlatch Corp. are standing united against the company’s proposed changes to their medical benefits. More than 80 percent of 1,150 United Paperworkers International Union members in the …
Sun., Aug. 11, 1996
Freebies For Workers Give Companies A Way To Promote Products Handouts Also Help To Build Esprit De Corps Among Employees
When Blue Bell Creameries advertises, “We eat all we can, and we sell the rest,” it’s not kidding. Employees of Brenham, Texas-based Blue Bell are encouraged to eat as much …