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401(k) Plans Face Court Scrutiny Over Fiduciary Responsibility

The nation’s High Court is hearing a challenge to one California utility’s 401(k) retirement plan that could have far-reaching consequences for employer-sponsored defined contribution plans. So reports MSN.


Paid Family Leave: Potential Employee Perq or Parent Trap?

There’s been a lot of buzz lately around the subject of paid family leave – for new parents, especially – and President Obama even touched on it in last month’s State of the Union address. Perhaps it’s because the U.S. lags way behind most industrialized nations in providing paid time off for maternity or paternity leave, and for providing child- or elder care. So reports


Obamacare Rolls Grow As 2015 Open Enrollment Winds Down

With open enrollment in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, scheduled to end on February 15, Year 2 of sign-up for health insurance plans under the ACA is progressing much more smoothly than Year 1. So reports


Is It Possible to Achieve True Work/Life Balance?

It requires a delicate balance to simultaneously encourage employees to not let work get in the way of their personal lives while also preventing their lives outside of the office from getting in the way of doing a good job?


Bankers with Deferred Bonus Payouts Get Last Laugh

Prior to the Great Recession, many Wall Street bankers were accustomed to getting the lion's share of their annual compensation in year-end bonuses. Given the depth of the downturn and the hit taken by the nation's leading banks, a lot of those bonus packages went the way of the early-2000s' real estate bubble. So reports Crain's New York.


Obamacare Take 2: Many Are Unaware of Open Enrollment

If the initial rollout last year of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), better known as Obamacare, was an acknowledged disaster, the second-year rollout may be a "no-show." So reports MSN.


Freezing Eggs: Progressive Perk or Free-Range Corporate Control?

The recent announcement by Facebook and Apple that they will cover the cost of freezing the eggs of female employees who choose to preserve them for child-bearing at a later time has caused a stir in the benefits world.


Coca-Cola Revises Exec Pay After Criticism

Bowing to pressure from its shareholders – including Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway (Coke's largest shareholder) and a frequent critic of out-sized executive pay packages – the world's leading beverage maker announced that its long-term incentive compensation program would be awarded to a smaller group of executives than was proposed in April. So reports Yahoo Finance.


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