Employers Zero In on Grief Benefit Enhancements

Companies are responding to workers’ need to grieve by changing policies, giving time off specifically for bereavement, or in some cases bringing in counselors to help. The recent shooting at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Md., in which five people died brought into sharp focus grief in the workplace.

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Retirees Hurt by Pension Crisis Should Speak First, Senator Says

Why weren’t more retirees invited to speak at a congressional hearing about how the looming insolvency of union pensions is affecting stakeholders? That’s the question by Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) that raised eyebrows during a July 25 hearing by the Joint Select Committee on the Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans.