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U.S. worker paycheck growth slowed late last year, suggesting cooling in...

WASHINGTON (AP) – Pay and benefits for America’s workers grew at the slowest pace in two and a half years, a trend that could...

U.S. wages rose at a solid pace this summer, posing challenge...

WASHINGTON (AP) – Wages and benefits grew at a slightly faster pace in the July-September quarter than the previous three months, a benefit for...

U.S. wage growth slowed in the final quarter of 2022

WASHINGTON (AP) – Pay and benefits for America's workers grew at a healthy but more gradual pace in the final three months of 2022,...

Weekly U.S. jobless claims rise for the first time in a...

WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week following three straight weeks of declines. Jobless claims rose by 23,000 to 248,000 for...

Taking the lead

How often do you think your actions match your thoughts? Sometimes: 67% Always: 33% Never: 0% Do you judge your own actions similarly to how you judge others’...
BUILDING BLOCKS: AAA Northeast employees volunteer to build a home for Habitat for Humanity. / COURTESY AAA NORTHEAST

AAA Northeast

PBN Best Places to Work 2020 ENTERPRISE COMPANIES 2. AAA Northeast AAA Northeast Employees in R.I.: 1,176 CEO and President John Galvin Questions answered by: Senior Vice President of...

Cities and towns challenge continuing-contracts law

PROVIDENCE – Sixteen municipalities on Nov. 12 filed a lawsuit challenging a new state law they say creates lifetime contracts. The lawsuit seeks injunctive relief...

It’s not only younger workers who want flexible hours

The problem with younger workers today, I’m often told, is that they’re entitled. Today’s 20-somethings expect flexible hours, big raises and short commutes. They...
RETIREMENT OPTIONS: Glenn King, FM Global’s manager of employee benefits, meets with staff. From left, foreground, are Tricia Fay, North America benefits manager, and Jill Goodman, retirement plans manager. From left, background, are Carole Williamson, manager health and welfare plans, and King. FM Global offers both a 401(k) plan and a pension plan to its employees.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Small businesses struggle to afford basic benefits for employees, survey finds

To the victors, go the spoils. That’s an old truism, especially for employers who win the battle for greater market share. Large companies such as...
EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION COSTS for employers in New England were $41.13 per hour in March, higher than both nationwide employer costs and Northeast employer costs for the month. / COURTESY BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

N.E. hourly compensation costs in March were $41.13

PROVIDENCE – Private employer compensation costs were $41.13 per hour in New England in March, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics this...
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