Joyce M. Rosenberg, Ap Business Writer Updated 11:39 am PDT, Monday, May 13, 2019 FILE - In this Sept 22, 2017, file photo a woman walks through a shaft of light on the Federal Plaza in Chicago. With 2019 more than one-third over, small business owners without employee retirement plans may want to consider starting one before more time passes. Businesses get tax deductions for the contributions they make to employee plans, and contributions can be as high as $56,000 per employee for 2019. less FILE - In this Sept 22, 2017, file photo a woman walks through a shaft of light on the Federal Plaza in Chicago. With 2019 more than one-third over, small business owners without employee retirement plans may ... more Photo: Charles Rex Arbogast, AP Photo: Charles Rex Arbogast, AP Image 1 of / 1 … [Read more...] about Time for businesses to set up employee retirement plans?
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A strike against King Soopers by its unionized workers seems more likely after members of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 Friday began scheduling a vote on the company's latest offer and approval to strike.The union said in a news release that talks broke down when company negotiators late Thursday walked out of the Aurora hotel where discussions were underway and did not return. King Soopers and City Market are owned by Cincinnati-based Kroger Co. and hold a 47-percent share of the grocery market statewide, according to the Local 7 release.King Soopers denied in an email statement Friday that it ended negotiations and said "our team has made themselves available to continue negotiating with the union. As negotiations continue our stores and associates will serve our communities as they always have." The statement ended with "We know our associates are the heart of King Soopers/City Market and we will continue to negotiate with them and our communities in mind."A Local 7 … [Read more...] about King Soopers still wants to talk, but workers plan strike vote
Published 12:41 pm PST, Friday, February 15, 2019 Sufferfest was acquired by Sierra Nevada Brewing. Sufferfest was acquired by Sierra Nevada Brewing. Photo: Sufferfest / Instagram Photo: Sufferfest / Instagram Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Sufferfest was acquired by Sierra Nevada Brewing. Sufferfest was acquired by Sierra Nevada Brewing. Photo: Sufferfest / Instagram Anchor employees make plans to unionize and Sierra Nevada acquires Sufferfest 1 / 1 Back to Gallery So you made it through SF Beer Week. Congratulations! Now let's get to it. The beer news hasn't ebbed with the sunsetting of this year's event. A number of Anchor Brewing employees have delivered a … [Read more...] about Anchor employees make plans to unionize and Sierra Nevada acquires Sufferfest
Susan Tompor Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EST Jan 27, 2019 A "Saturday Night Live" sketch in January generated plenty of laughs with a fake game show called "Millennial Millions" where twenty-somethings compete for prizes, such as a chance to pay off their big student loans. But employers are increasingly recognizing that $35,000 or more in student loan debt is a serious matter that is stressing out many workers. "We're finding that more and more employees are entering the workforce with more college debt," said Maria Darbonne, manager of savings plans for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. "We know it's overwhelming." So as we enter 2019, expect to hear more about financial wellness — including finding ways to help debt-burdened employees recover from an increasingly common financial headache. One of the latest moves: Auburn Hills-based FCA US began partnering this year with CommonBond for Business to offer a way for salaried … [Read more...] about FCA employees get chance to pay down student loans
Scott Talley Special to the Detroit Free Press Published 12:01 AM EST Nov 9, 2018 On a monthly basis Richard James, the CEO of Financial Services of America, provides each employee access to a new speaker he believes is informative and inspiring, but that is just the beginning. “We’re constantly looking for outside information to help our staff grow and succeed,” said James, while describing what he calls educational tapes that employees can access at their leisure including at home or in their cars. “Everyone takes notes on the tapes and turns in their notes a week before we meet to discuss the tape. The goal is for everyone to walk away from the meeting with one good idea and it becomes a part of your culture.” James’ example of his company’s ongoing commitment to the professional development of its employees is one of the reasons why Financial Services of America earned another top-five spot (No. 4) in the Free Press Top … [Read more...] about Top Workplace Financial Services of America give employees mentors