Love it or hate it, one possible result of repealing Obamacare may be a decline in the number of Americans who can retire early. Workers who reach 65 become eligible for Medicare, but some get retiree coverage from former employers before they reach that age.  Few companies, however, offer ...
In a recent article she titled “Why You Need to Quit Your Job,” Author and Life and Leadership coach Adria Corso related her own struggle feeling trapped in a job that made her miserable. In introducing the dilemma, she wrote that “Eight years ago, I sat in the big fancy office of my corporate...
We commonly hear promises and praises regarding automated cars: that they will eliminate human-error accidents and make roadways and traffic more efficient. At first glance, such promises seem to indicate that self-driving cars would reduce congestion and reduce our commute times. But researchers...
Last week, an article in Wired declared, "The Next Big Blue-Collar Job Is Coding." Kelly McEvers, a journalist with NPR, interviewed Clive Thompson about his article. Thompson noted that a person doesn’t need to finish a 4-year college education to learn coding: some of the 9-month, intensive “b...
Kay Jewelers and its parent company, Sterling Jewelers, faces a class-action lawsuit from thousands of former and current employees, who accuse the company of fostering “rampant sexual harassment and discrimination,” according to a Washington Post story on Monday. Women at the company have s...
Workers compensation is a type of insurance that helps employees recover from workplace injuries or illnesses developed through one’s work. Each state has a different set of laws for its workers compensation program, with benefits covering medical expenses, prescription medication, death benefits,...
[caption id="attachment_6937" align="alignright" width="300"] Chef José Andrés, an immigrant from Spain, will be closing many of his Washington-region restaurants Thursday as part of a nationwide immigrant boycott.[/caption] In cities around the U.S., construction companies, restaurants and count...
Andrew Puzder – President Trump's pick to lead the Labor Department -- withdrew his name from the Cabinet nomination on Wednesday, ending weeks of bitter accusations and negative stories about the fast food tycoon. Stories about Puzder’s domestic abuse and divorce, his employment of undocumented...
On Monday Seattle City Council voted to give city employees up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave. In a unanimous vote on Monday, the Seattle City Council approved a bill to offer city employees up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave, effectively tripling the four weeks currently available to City ...
  Earlier this week, Starbucks announced its commitment to hire 10,000 refugees over the next five years.  The move was announced in a statement opposing President Trump's executive order barring people from seven majority-Muslim countries and all refugees from entering the US. Many Starbuc...