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Benefits & Leaves

For most employees, your job isn't just about the pay, but also what benefits are included. Sick leave, disability leave, family/medical leave--the different kinds of leave you may be allowed to take can be confusing. Get information about health care coverage, pensions, leave eligibility and other benefit-related information here.

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Terry A. Venneberg Weekly Weekly

Topic of the Week

Work Time

The work time page explains which types of work activities, including training and on-call time, you must be paid for and what rate of pay you are entitled to for your time on each type of work. It also explains when an employer is required to pay for tra

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Blog of the Week

Trump’s Labor Dept. Has Declared War on Tipped Workers

In October, the Trump administration published a proposed rule regarding tips which, if finalized, will cost workers more than $700 million annually. It is yet another example of the Trump administration using the fine print of a proposal to attempt to push through a change that will transfer large amounts of money from workers to their employers

Thought for the Week

"One important step employers can take to keep workers happy in their role is to give them more autonomy over how, when, and where they work. Having control over your time is actually huge. It just gives you a sense of agency over your life that is massively correlated with life satisfaction."

–Laura Vanderkam

List of the Week

from DOL: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Time Americans Spend Working

  • 89% of full-time employed persons work on an average weekday.
  • Multiple jobholders are 90% more likely to work on an average weekday than were single jobholders.
  • On days they worked, 82% of employed persons did some or all of their work at their workplace and 24% did some or all of their work at home.
  • Employed persons spent more time working at the workplace than at home—7.9 hours, compared with 2.9 hours.

Top Five News Headlines

  1. Going Back to Work After a Pregnancy Loss
  2. Herbruck Poultry Ranch, Inc. Pays $93,000 to Settle EEOC Harassment and Retaliation Suit
  3. Workplace Immigration Inquiries Quadruple Under Trump
  4. Sex and the Text: What Could Carry the Day in the Supreme Court's Title VII Cases
  5. The tectonic shift in retail is shaking up how stores hire seasonal workers