- Cleveland abolishes family benefits for unmarried couples Updated: Jul-23-15 12:47 pm
CLEVELAND - City employees with domestic partners are now expected to marry if they want to continue receiving benefits, officials said.
- 5 things from annual check-up for Social Security, Medicare Updated: Jul-23-15 3:22 am
WASHINGTON - Looking at the big picture, the financial health of Social Security and Medicare doesn't appear to have worsened.
- Report: Social Security disability fund to run dry next year Updated: Jul-22-15 5:15 pm
WASHINGTON - The 11 million Americans who receive Social Security disability face steep benefit cuts next year, the government said Wednesday, handing lawmakers a fiscal and political crisis in the middle of a presidential campaign.
- Bankrupt Patriot Coal asks judge to change retiree benefits Updated: Jul-21-15 10:41 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - Patriot Coal wants a bankruptcy judge's permission to reject the company's collective bargaining agreement with union miners and change retirees' health care benefits.
- Union authorizes strike against Trump Taj Mahal Updated: Jul-17-15 6:08 pm
Workers at Trump Taj Mahal have authorized a strike against the troubled Atlantic City casino as they await a federal appeals court ruling on whether the casino must restore health insurance and pension benefits that it scrapped last year.
- Montana seeks to insure thousands of volunteer firefighters Updated: Jul-16-15 5:50 pm
HELENA, Montana - Montana lawmakers are trying to decide how to provide workers' compensation to the state's thousands of volunteer firefighters.
- La: same-sex health insurance for state workers' spouses Updated: Jul-16-15 1:36 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The health insurance program for Louisiana state employees, retirees and some public school systems is taking applications for coverage for same-sex spouses and their dependents.
- Applications for US jobless aid fall to low level of 281,000 Updated: Jul-16-15 10:33 am
WASHINGTON - Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week as employers remain confident enough in the economy to hold onto their staffs.
- Wal-Mart accused of same-sex bias in class-action lawsuit Updated: Jul-14-15 1:55 pm
BOSTON - A Massachusetts woman filed a class-action lawsuit Tuesday accusing Wal-Mart of wrongly denying employee benefits for same-sex spouses.
- Oil rig repairer files bankruptcy, aims to end worker suits Updated: Jul-13-15 7:26 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Warning that it could face as much as $200 million in verdicts for mistreating Indian guest workers, oil rig repairer Signal International of Mobile, Alabama, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Sunday.
- Workers' compensation ruling for employee reversed Updated: Jul-10-15 3:50 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska - The omission of one word in a workers' compensation court ruling favoring a co-op employee hurt during a company party led the Nebraska Supreme Court to reverse the ruling on Friday.
- Court rules in favor of worker in medical marijuana case Updated: Jul-09-15 1:19 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - The New Mexico Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of an injured worker in a medical marijuana case.
- Ohio mails $255M in workers' comp overcharges, drops appeal Updated: Jul-09-15 10:25 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation has paid hundreds of millions to state employers overcharged for insurance premiums and has dropped its appeal of a decision that led to the payments.
- Columbia Falls man pleads guilty to work comp fraud Updated: Jul-07-15 11:13 pm
HELENA, Montana - A Columbia Falls man has been ordered to pay nearly $46,000 in restitution for worker's compensation fraud.
- Kansas governor's order shields clergy on same-sex marriage Updated: Jul-07-15 7:23 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas' governor told state government agencies Tuesday that they can't punish ministers or religious groups for opposing same-sex marriage, and critics said he is sanctioning discrimination even as the state extends new benefits to gay and lesbian couples.
- Union: Hundreds lack health insurance at Taj Mahal casino Updated: Jul-07-15 2:55 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - Hundreds of workers at Atlantic City's Trump Taj Mahal casino still have no health insurance six months after their employer ended health care coverage.
- Wounded game warden avoided felony illegal hunting charges Updated: Jul-05-15 5:07 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - A Texas Parks and Wildlife game warden who was illegally hunting when he was shot in 2013 was allowed to keep his job and face a fine rather than felony charges, according to a newspaper report Sunday.
- Massachusetts businesses get break on worker comp costs Updated: Jul-05-15 4:32 pm
BOSTON - Massachusetts businesses are getting a break on worker compensation costs for the new fiscal year.
- MBTA union leaders back review of pension fund Updated: Jul-02-15 4:12 pm
BOSTON - Leaders of a union representing thousands of transit workers have pledged support for an independent audit of the pension system of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority.
- St. Louis firefighters pension payout draws criticism Updated: Jul-02-15 10:17 am
ST. LOUIS - A newly retired St. Louis firefighters pension director collected a cash payout of more than a half million dollars at a time the city is asking voters to sign off on a $180 million bond issue for infrastructure improvements, according to a newspaper report Thursday.
- Audit: Unemployment fund back in the black Updated: Jul-01-15 3:02 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - A new report says the state's unemployment benefits fund finished the 2013-14 fiscal year in the black for the first time in years.
- Excerpts from editorials by Illinois newspapers Updated: Jun-30-15 6:56 pm
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- Cianci withdraws contributions to city's pension system Updated: Jun-30-15 4:26 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Former Providence mayor Buddy Cianci has withdrawn his contributions to the city's pension system.