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Tech is helping house cleaners get benefits

Mar 26, 2019
The new platform Alia allows gig workers to earn paid time off and some types of insurance.
Olivia Mejia, a house cleaner in Brooklyn, logs into the Alia platform on her phone. She has taken out life insurance and accident insurance through the platform.
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Employee stock ownership plans may perk up productivity

Dec 10, 2018
Nearly 7,000 businesses in the U.S. have employee stock ownership plans or ESOPs.
Great Lakes Brewing in Cleveland, Ohio recently decided to give employees stock in the company.
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Do corporate wellness programs work?

Feb 16, 2018
A new study says they help employee retention, but not employee health.
Would you be more likely to go rock-climbing if your company picked up part of the tab? 
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The new workplace perk: help with student loans

Nov 8, 2017
More employers offer repayment assistance as millennial workforce grows.
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Dogs share the aisle with employees at DogVacay's offices in Santa Monica, California. Employees of the company, known as an Airbnb for canines, share office space with their own and others' dogs.
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Who shares the growing productivity pie?

Nov 6, 2014
Productivity is up, but how are employers and workers sharing the gains?

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Get a discount on health care -- if you wear a tracking bracelet

Oct 11, 2013
Employers can give employees bigger discounts on health care if they participate in wellness programs. But what if instead of gym memberships and health surveys, those programs handed out devices that tracked your every step?

Wal-Mart to provide benefits to partners of gay employees

Aug 28, 2013
The nation's largest employer will give healthcare benefits to same-sex partners of full-time employees starting next year.

Employee Benefits in 2013: The good, the bad, and the uncertain

Jan 17, 2013
Will 401(k)s, health care plans, and vacation time benefit at all from the improving job market in 2013? Marketplace economics correspondent Chris Farrell takes a look at possible changes to employee benefits in the year ahead.