- FairPoint unemployment benefit decision is reversed Updated: Oct-02-15 5:28 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - The chairwoman of Maine's Unemployment Insurance Commission has reversed a decision to award unemployment benefits to workers who went on strike against FairPoint Communications, drawing an angry response from two unions on Friday.
- Applications for US jobless aid rise, but remain near lows Updated: Oct-01-15 8:49 am
WASHINGTON - Applications for unemployment benefits rose last week, but Americans are seeking jobless aid at historically low levels consistent with a healthy job market.
- 4 ways companies may adjust to looming employee benefits tax Updated: Sep-30-15 5:53 pm
The taxman is coming to employer-sponsored health insurance, and his visit may trigger changes to your benefits.
- Financial health of state worker insurance program improved Updated: Sep-30-15 4:46 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - After hemorrhaging cash for months, Louisiana's health insurance program for state workers, public school employees and retirees is back on solid footing - though only after Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration lessened benefits and raised costs on workers.
- Former St. Joseph superintendent's pension is under scrutiny Updated: Sep-29-15 1:24 pm
ST. JOSEPH, Missouri - A former St. Joseph superintendent may be forced to repay several hundred thousand dollars in overpaid pension benefits.
- NYC mayor urges city pension funds to divest from coal Updated: Sep-29-15 1:01 pm
NEW YORK - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is proposing that New York City's pension funds divest from coal.
- Leslie County qualifies for disaster unemployment benefits Updated: Sep-25-15 4:02 am
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Kentucky officials say Leslie County has been added to the list of those qualified for unemployment assistance as a result of severe weather in July.
- Study shows employers shifting more medical costs to workers Updated: Sep-22-15 3:23 pm
Employers are leaving a bigger chunk of the bill for care to workers who use their health insurance, and benefits experts see few signs of this trend slowing.
- Survey says New Jersey has highest tax burden Updated: Sep-21-15 12:29 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - New Jersey residents carry the highest tax burden in the country after new accounting standards that allow unfunded pension and benefit costs to be factored in, according to a study released Monday.
- W.Va. public workers could face more cuts in health benefits Updated: Sep-20-15 1:10 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - West Virginia public workers and retirees could face another round of health insurance benefit cuts.
- Former governor gets lifetime benefits for 4 months of work Updated: Sep-16-15 4:38 pm
JERSEY CITY, New Jersey - Former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey's four-month stint as a Hudson County attorney has brought him health benefits for life.
- State audit: Harahan failed to collect some taxes Updated: Sep-15-15 10:39 am
HARAHAN, Louisiana - The state Legislative Auditor's Office has found that Harahan under previous mayors failed to collect some property taxes and improperly extended benefits to City Council members and some staffers.
- Ex-Army clerk admits embezzling $150,000 in benefits Updated: Sep-13-15 12:35 pm
NEWARK, New Jersey - A former Army clerk has admitted embezzling $150,000 in disability benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs over a 13-year period.
- Workers' comp experts gather for Vermont conference Updated: Sep-13-15 9:22 am
MONTPELIER, Vermont - State officials and others involved in Vermont's workers' compensation system for those injured on the job are set to gather this week for a conference.
- GOP lawmakers pitch new plan to trim Illinois pension debt Updated: Sep-10-15 5:13 pm
CHICAGO - Republican lawmakers are pitching a new idea they say could make a small dent in Illinois' worst-in-the-nation pension debt at a time when the state has few remaining options for dealing with the multibillion-dollar problem.
- Missouri workers' compensation insurance rates could drop Updated: Sep-10-15 3:16 pm
AFFTON, Missouri - Missouri businesses could see another drop in workers' compensation insurance premiums next year.
- Sun Life to spend $975M on Assurant business Updated: Sep-10-15 10:52 am
Canadian insurer Sun Life Financial is spending $975 million to bulk up its presence in the United States by acquiring Assurant's employee benefits business.
- Beauty contestant sentenced for workers' comp fraud Updated: Sep-04-15 8:44 pm
RIVERSIDE, California - A Southern California woman who claimed she couldn't work because of a foot injury - until she was spotted wearing high heels in beauty contests - has been sentenced for workers' compensation fraud.
- Ruling: More Nevada workers eligible for higher minimum wage Updated: Sep-04-15 6:59 pm
LAS VEGAS - A Carson City judge's recent decision about Nevada's two-tier minimum wage law could mean more workers are eligible for the higher $8.25 per hour rate, rather than the $7.25 allowed if the employer provides health insurance.
- Workers' comp ruling for assaulted Nebraska nurse stands Updated: Sep-04-15 3:10 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska - The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday upheld a workers compensation ruling requiring a Kearney hospital to pay the salary of a former nurse who says she's unable to work because of psychological injuries she received from three assaults at the hands of patients while she was on the job.
- NY comptroller: Pension fund contribution rates to drop Updated: Sep-04-15 12:14 pm
ALBANY, New York - State and municipal contribution rates to New York's pension fund for public workers will drop again next year, the comptroller announced Friday.
- Uber settles over unpaid workers' compensation insurance Updated: Sep-04-15 7:32 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The ride-sharing service Uber has agreed to pay Alaska more than $77,900 in connection to unpaid workers' compensation insurance for its drivers.