100 isn’t a magic number

“When the Biden administration announced an upcoming mandate that employees be vaccinated or tested regularly at companies with 100 or more employees, business leaders responded with a barrage of questions. Among smaller companies, one loomed especially large: Why 100? It’s an appealingly round, easy-to-remember number, and it captures a broad swath of the American work […]

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A living wage made a world of difference to him

“A Living Wage Made a World of Difference To Him: Nishad Sayem, who now earns $18 an hour, was able to stop working two jobs and invest more time in taking care of his disabled father. CNN’s Vanessa Yurkevich reports on the debate over raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour.” [Read more…] […]

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Some workers face looming cutoffs in health insurance

Aaron Seyedian closed his housecleaning business, Well-Paid Maids in Washington, D.C., for four and a half months before reopening in early August. Even when his employees weren’t working, he paid $5,000 a month toward their health insurance, including vision and dental. “I didn’t think the right thing to do was to kick my employees off […]

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