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9 April 2020
North Carolina, United States
In March 2020, North Carolina’s Board of Education, in response to COVID-19, approved paid emergency leave for all school employees – but with 100% pay only going to those that qualify as “high risk.” With many of the...
The New York Times
6 March 2020
Europe's generous social policies, such as allowing employees to retain their salaries while taking sick time to care for themselves or family members, may help to mitigate the coronavirus outbreak while also safeguar...
29 January 2020
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Nehemiah Manufacturing is a unique company in that more than 80% of their employees are "second-chance" workers, workers with a criminal record, drug abuses, etc. Not only does the company bring more jobs to the city ...
2 December 2019
A nonprofit in Berlin tests the success of the Universal Basic Income structure, which is founded on the idea that a monthly stipend awarded to all individuals can create an invigorated labor force and allow people to...
31 October 2019
Oakland, California, United States
As of 2017, more than 130 California-based construction companies have created Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOP) as a way to ensure the future viability of a small business and ensure stability and buy-in for thei...
The Charlotte Observer
29 October 2019
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Although Charlotte itself has yet to make any coordinated change, this article looks at several other North Carolina cities that are successfully lifting people out of poverty by increasing the minimum wage to be a li...
22 August 2019
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
In Cleveland, Ohio, Evergreen Cooperative is a worker-owned business that includes a laundry business and a greenhouse operation, originally created to prevent laundry jobs from being outsourced and to keep jobs in th...
7 August 2019
In Sweden, employees are allotted up to 6 months in an unpaid leave of absence for the purpose of entrepreneurship. Because of the reported decrease in fear of job loss or financial insecurity, this law has said to in...
4 June 2019
New mothers are often overwhelmed once they leave the support of the hospital and find themselves home alone with a newborn. In Sweden, a new law that allows the other parent to take a month off from work to help with...
22 May 2019
Stockholm, Sweden is known as the best city in the world for work-life balance, as it boasts flexible work hours and nearly two years' parental leave per child for each parent. While raising a child with a full-time c...
25 March 2019
San Diego, California, United States
Broadcast TV News
Under 3 Minutes
Companies get creative to help their employees tackle student debt by offering loan assistance as well as carrying over unused paid time off into a fund to chip away at debt. In San Diego, Fidelity Investments has fou...
12 March 2019
Vermont, United States
Across the country, and particularly in states with no paid leave laws, state agencies are allowing new parents to bring infants to the workplace. While the change has been welcomed, critics don't believe it goes far ...
21 February 2019
Emeryville, United States
Economists have often debated the positives of a higher minimum wage in the United States as a matter of productivity, profits, and losses but in this article, Matthew Desmond explores another way that the success of...
19 February 2019
New York, New York, United States
Under 800 Words
The National Domestic Workers Alliance created a platform called Alia to deliver job benefits to home cleaners. Now, the NDWA is partnering with Thumbtack, a gig economy platform, in order to deliver this service to t...
3 December 2018
Denver, Colorado, United States
By partnering with employers in the service industry and Silicon Valley investors, Guild Education, an innovative Denver, Colorado-based startup, helps adults in service-level jobs attend college at a significantly di...
27 November 2018
New Hampshire, United States
Employers are creating “recovery friendly’ workplaces by providing support for employees with substance use disorders in the same manner as they would for employees who needed support for any other disease. A job and...
3 November 2018
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States
A New Hampshire business is an exemplar of a new state push to create “recovery friendly” businesses. For the Chameleon Group, this takes the form of managers attending drug court hearing o support workers, holding 12...
4 September 2018
Colorado, United States
Landed, a philanthropic for-profit organization, has loaned money to 90 Colorado school district employees for down payments on homes. This funding fills a pressing gap - in Denver, the average home goes for over half...
23 August 2018
Seattle, Washington, United States
Under 800 Words
Starbucks has begun a program that allows some employees to work half-time at nonprofits. The goal is to increase employee retention and strengthen the brand’s image in local communities.
14 August 2018
New York, New York, United States
Whole Foods, SumAll, and Buffer are three companies practicing salary transparency. Research shows that salary transparency is associated with higher employee productivity and collaboration, and it might be helpful in...
16 July 2018
Flexibility allows employees to “work smarter and better.” The productivity payoffs of offering part-time hours and remote work outweigh the administrative costs of such policies, according to a study in Australia.
2 July 2018
Under 800 Words
The early impact of Germany’s wage transparency law has been limited because it only applies to large companies and, while it permits an employee to inquire whether she is paid differently than her male colleagues, sh...
18 June 2018
Undervaluation of care work stems from gender bias. A labor union brought this argument to court in New Zealand and won big. The settlement nearly doubled wages for workers, which has led to the added bonus of less st...
15 June 2018
Influenced by Scandavian countries, the province of Quebec created its own paid paternity leave program, which offers 70-75% paid leave. The program is aimed at dad’s, who have traditionally faced stigma and judgement...
7 June 2018
For contingent workers in what is often called the "gig economy," securing access to benefits, retirement, and other markers of job security can be a struggle. However, the success of the Screen Actors Guild and other...
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