Why Industry Must Take Measurable Steps to Increase Diversity

2021-02-19 06:00:43 A major takeaway of 2020 is the recognition that we are making a change of a magnitude greater and more frequent than anyone expected. One of the best ways for insurers and their business partners to embrace this momentum in 2021 is to take steps now to improve diversity, equality and inclusion (DEI)… Continue reading Why Industry Must Take Measurable Steps to Increase Diversity

Citing Bias, Black Franchise Owner, Ex-MLBer, Sues McDonald’s

2021-02-19 06:28:57 The black owner of 14 McDonald & # 39; s franchises says the company has shown more favorable treatment to white owners and denied him the opportunity to buy restaurants in more affluent communities, according to a civil rights lawsuit filed in federal court in Youngstown, Ohio. The lawsuit filed by Herbert Washington,… Continue reading Citing Bias, Black Franchise Owner, Ex-MLBer, Sues McDonald’s

Officials: ‘Freak Storm’ Caused Deadly North Carolina Tornado

2021-02-19 08:07:53 North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said Wednesday that the state must learn of the surprising tornado that hit Ocean Isle Beach with little or no warning, killing three people and injuring 10. The governor investigated most of the damage in Ocean Ridge Plantation, a neighborhood where residents recounted near-death experiences from the powerful… Continue reading Officials: ‘Freak Storm’ Caused Deadly North Carolina Tornado

Diversity and financial wellness: Prudential study explores financial lives of Americans by race, gender, sexual identity, caregiver status

2018-12-11 13:00:00 NEWARK, NJ, December 11, 2018 – Bright spots and areas of optimism exist within traditionally disadvantaged groups in the face of income inequality, pension insecurity and household debt, new data from Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU) reveals. The in-depth exploration of data from Prudential & # 39; s Financial Wellness Census ™ highlights… Continue reading Diversity and financial wellness: Prudential study explores financial lives of Americans by race, gender, sexual identity, caregiver status

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Caribbean Agricultural Workers Keep Fighting for Compensation from Pesticide Exposure

2021-02-19 12:07:06 SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Farm workers who have long sought compensation for contamination by a pesticide banned in France, but used in the country's Caribbean islands, Martinique and Guadeloupe, finally have a day of waiting for the court. Investigative magistrates in Paris last month held a videoconference hearing with representatives of consumer,… Continue reading Caribbean Agricultural Workers Keep Fighting for Compensation from Pesticide Exposure

American workers seek learning and development programs to close skills gap

2018-12-17 01:00:00 According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, unemployment is at its lowest point since 1969 and job vacancies have been high for 17 years. With a tight labor market, competition for candidates with the right skills is increasing enormously. Still, many employees lack the skills needed to take advantage of new opportunities, suggests… Continue reading American workers seek learning and development programs to close skills gap

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UK Court Rules Uber Drivers Should Be Classed as Workers, in Blow to Business Model

2021-02-19 12:22:40 LONDON – A group of Uber drivers are entitled to workers' rights such as the minimum wage, Britain's Supreme Court ruled Friday in one fell swoop for the taxi service affecting millions of others in the gig economy. In a case led by two former Uber drivers, a London labor court ruled in… Continue reading UK Court Rules Uber Drivers Should Be Classed as Workers, in Blow to Business Model

How the government shutdown affected the finances of federal workers

2019-02-12 16:00:00 Researchers have been warning for years that many Americans don't have the emergency savings to deal with even a relatively short income disruption. Few events have provided a clearer field test of that assessment than the recent 35-day partial government shutdown. To learn more about the effect of the closure on the financial… Continue reading How the government shutdown affected the finances of federal workers

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Insurers Expect ‘Hundreds of Thousands’ of Claims from Texas Storm

2021-02-19 12:31:04 US property insurers brace themselves for damage from collapsing roofs, burst pipes and lost property, while Texas is taking stock of losses from a winter storm that has paralyzed its power grid. Insurers' losses can amount to billions of dollars, said Moody's analyst Jasper Cooper. Insurers in Texas, the second largest property insurance… Continue reading Insurers Expect ‘Hundreds of Thousands’ of Claims from Texas Storm

After-tax emergency savings in retirement plans can help workers build a safety net

2019-02-25 13:00:00 NEWARK, NJ, February 25, 2019 – As America Save Week kicks off February 25, Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU) calls on employers to consider adding an after-tax emergency savings feature to their 401 (k) plans to help employees save for unexpected expenses. The partial government shutdown earlier this year put the need for… Continue reading After-tax emergency savings in retirement plans can help workers build a safety net

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