- Approaching health law tax is not just a levy on luxury Updated: Sep-01-15 3:24 pm
WASHINGTON - The last major piece of President Barack Obama's health care law could raise costs for thrifty consumers as well as large corporations and union members when it takes effect in 2018.
- Arizona pension fund for police gets new top executive Updated: Aug-28-15 6:18 am
PHOENIX - Arizona's pension fund for public safety workers has a new chief administrator to oversee the multi-billion dollar plan's investment portfolio.
- Judge blocks union from beaming messages onto Icahn casinos Updated: Aug-27-15 5:59 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - A New Jersey judge on Thursday banned an Atlantic City union from using a light projector to beam critical messages onto the exterior walls of casinos owned or about to be owned by billionaire Carl Icahn.
- Public workers won't pay more for health care in 2016 Updated: Aug-25-15 6:00 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The health care costs of South Carolina's public employees will stay the same next year, but their employers will pay more.
- Union: 'Last chance' for Icahn to avoid strike at casino Updated: Aug-25-15 3:55 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - Atlantic City's main casino workers union said Tuesday it is giving billionaire Carl Icahn "one last chance" to avoid a strike at the Taj Mahal casino by reinstating employee health and pension benefits.
- Roanoke man sentenced for stealing disability benefits Updated: Aug-25-15 2:58 am
ROANOKE, Virginia - A former Roanoke restaurant owner has been sentenced to one year and two months in federal prison for stealing disability benefits from the Railroad Retirement Board.
- Battles over proposed pension reductions over Updated: Aug-21-15 5:42 pm
HELENA, Montana - The state of Montana has agreed not to appeal a judge's ruling that blocked a proposed reduction in the annual benefit adjustments in the Montana Teachers Retirement System.
- Netflix facing protests over DVD-less baby benefit policy Updated: Aug-20-15 8:16 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Netflix is getting jeered for excluding the employees in its DVD-by-mail service from a recently introduced benefit that gives up to a year of paid leave to most of its workers after the birth or adoption of a baby.
- Applications for US jobless aid tick up to still-low 277K Updated: Aug-20-15 8:50 am
WASHINGTON - The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid rose slightly last week, yet remained at a low level consistent with a solid job market.
- Governor: Georgia researching drug-screening pilot program Updated: Aug-19-15 4:50 pm
MORROW, Georgia - State officials are researching a pilot program aimed at helping rehabilitate job applicants who fail drug screening tests at Georgia businesses, Gov. Nathan Deal said Wednesday.
- Senator targeted in embezzlement probe won't get pension Updated: Aug-18-15 6:31 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - A Republican state senator who has announced plans to resign after being accused of embezzling more than $1.8 million from the nonprofit where he worked will not be eligible to receive a state pension, the head of a state retirement agency said Tuesday.
- Union rallies outside Patriot Coal over pension benefits Updated: Aug-17-15 8:44 pm
SCOTT DEPOT, West Virginia - Hundreds of United Mine Workers of America miners and retirees roared in protest outside Patriot Coal headquarters Monday, as the bankrupt company looks to nix a union contract that includes pension contributions and health benefits.
- 165 W.Va. pension recipients get more than $80K annually Updated: Aug-16-15 11:44 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - West Virginia's pension system pays more than $80,000 in annual benefits to 165 recipients, according to a newspaper's review.
- Things to know about Social Security at 80: Overhaul time? Updated: Aug-14-15 1:50 am
WASHINGTON - Social Security turns 80 on Friday, and the massive retirement and disability program is showing its age.
- Illinois Supreme Court agrees to hear Chicago pensions case Updated: Aug-13-15 4:57 pm
CHICAGO - The Illinois Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in November on Chicago's year-old pension law.
- Landed your first job? Tips for managing your money Updated: Aug-12-15 2:28 pm
NEW YORK - Landing that first job out of college calls for a celebration. But when the party is over, it's time to sit down and figure out how to make your money work for you.
- California pension proposal cast similarly to failed bid Updated: Aug-12-15 2:08 am
SACRAMENTO, California - Proponents of a California pension initiative said Tuesday that state Attorney General Kamala Harris is once again favoring labor unions by using the same words she used to describe their previous failed bid to limit taxpayer spending on public pensions.
- Chicago moving to allow coverage of sex change surgery Updated: Aug-06-15 3:17 pm
CHICAGO - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced plans on Wednesday to allow sex reassignment surgery for the city's employees as part of their health benefits package.
- Will your boss match Netflix's yearlong paid leave? Updated: Aug-05-15 4:49 pm
Netflix stirred envy in sleep-deprived parents nationwide by saying it will give its employees up to a year of paid leave following the birth or adoption of a child. But outside of hypercompetitive Silicon Valley, don't hold your breath for your boss to match it.
- Microsoft increases paid leave for new parents Updated: Aug-05-15 2:33 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Microsoft says it will offer more paid leave to new parents and increase other benefits for U.S. employees, a day after Netflix announced generous new-parent benefits for its workers.
- Netflix to give workers with babies a year of paid leave Updated: Aug-04-15 7:43 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Netflix is giving new parents on its payroll up to a year of paid leave in a move that could pressure other technology employers to improve their baby benefits as they vie for talent.