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Benefits (152)

Pregnant Workers Get Big Boost in $1.7T Spending Bill  

A bipartisan provision within the $1.7 trillion budget bill that President Joe Biden signed two days before Christmas is being celebrated as a huge victory for pregnant workers.

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Workplaces May Soon Offer Psychedelic Therapy as Perk

Employers may be more open to offering a once unimaginable treatment for mental health care as they continue trying to woo talent: psychedelic-assisted therapy. So reports Stat.

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Employers Cutting Down on Office Space, Perks, to Avoid Layoffs

In a bid to keep their workers, employers are turning to cost saving measures, including everything from getting rid of office space to no longer offering free coffee. So reports Vox.

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Starbucks Ends COVID-19 Sick Pay

Starbucks is no longer offering its employees sick pay for COVID-19. The company, which first offered the benefit in 2020 with a promise that those infected or exposed to the virus could get up to two weeks of “catastrophe” pay, now notes that the pandemic is in “the endemic phase.” So reports CBS News.

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Hangover Leave Is Tops On Workers' Benefits Wish List

Hangover and breakup leave rated among the top three benefits for American workers, according to a recent survey. So reports Employee Benefit News.

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Netherlands Aims to Make Work from Home a Right

The Netherlands is on track to pass a law that would mandate employers consider their workers’ requests to work from home as long as their professions permit it. So reports Women’s Agenda.

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Time Off for Community Volunteering Can Benefit Employers

With many employees, especially younger ones, keen on working for bosses that are committed to social responsibility, companies would do well to push community volunteering as a benefit. So reports Society For Human Resource Management (SHRM).

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Headaches Pile Up For HR Amid End Of Roe v. Wade

The Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade last month has created a complicated legal and ethical landscape for employers and human resources leaders.

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Data Informs Microsoft HR On Employees’ Struggles

Microsoft’s HR department made a big change from its traditional embrace of employee engagement to “employee thriving.” That's thanks, in part, to its data analysis of its own workers. So reports Human Resource Executive.

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Leaked Supreme Court Draft Ruling Ups Pressure on Employers

The U.S. Supreme Court’s draft ruling on Roe v. Wade has spurred concerns about how major rollbacks or a total ban on abortion could create major workplace disruptions.

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