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Sun ReporterSign up family members for your employer's health insurance during open enrollment, and you might hear this from the company: "Prove it." You might be asked to produce birth certificates, adoption papers or college transcripts to show that a child is...
Times Staff WriterWorkers hoping that their wage increases will beat inflation should find some cheer this year. Employees are expected to see their paychecks grow by an average of 3.5 percent in 2007, according to projections by several compensation surveys. That should...
Tags: Wages and Pensions, CEO Pay, Employers, California, Nursing
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterSTAY home if you're sick. That's the best way to stop the spread of contagious diseases, such as influenza, tuberculosis and gastrointestinal viruses. Besides, you can't do your job capably or safely if you don't feel well. But many Americans simply tough...
Tags: Family, Travel, Employers, Trips and Vacations, Unions
Sentinel Staff WriterMore than 1.5 million Central Florida residents went to bed Saturday night without electricity to cool their homes, warm their showers or refrigerate their food. And as much as a week may pass before the last of them can turn the lights back on in the...
Of The Morning CallJohnny and Kay Yanochko of Emmaus fear they may be next in line for cuts in health care benefits. The Yanochkos had been union workers at the Allentown operations of AT&T until they retired in 1989. In the past year, they have seen Bethlehem Steel...
Tags: Family, AT&T Corp., Health, Retirement, Career and Workplace
Sun StaffGeneral Growth Properties Inc., the Chicago real estate giant that bought the Columbia developer Rouse Co. in November, is dropping company-paid health and life insurance for Rouse retirees - a move that follows a national trend but breaks with Rouse's...
El incremento considerable del costo de los seguros de salud y de compensación para el trabajador está llevando a las compañías estadounidenses a reducir beneficios laborales para sus empleados y a decidir recortes de personal. Más de nueve de cada 10...
Tribune staff reportersRobert Wenzel, a young Wall Street bond trader, lost four friends in the attack on New York. With them, he lost his belief that he could be happy in a job with little meaning. Two weeks ago, he applied to join the Peace Corps, an idea he's toyed with but...
Tags: Family, IBM, Hospitals and Clinics, Terrorism, Defense
The New York TimesFor the first time in the 20-year history of the popular 401(k) retirement savings plan, the average account lost money last year, even after thousands of dollars of new contributions. Despite some strengthening of stock prices in the past two months,...
Times Staff WriterTheir numbers are declining, so nobody talks about them much anymore. But defined benefit plans--the type of pension that offers a set monthly stipend for life--still boast nearly 38 million "active participants," or current workers whose employers...
Tribune staff reporterChicago-area stocks have not gotten off to a particularly good start in 2003. As market benchmarks look to break the first three-year losing streak since World War II, the biggest local companies endured a rocky first quarter, with a few, mostly limited,...
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