This year accepting just a typical-sized raise will leave you poorer than before. But you have the power to fight it.
Hospitals coast to coast are demanding their employees get vaccinated against COVID as the highly contagious delta variant tears through populations with low vaccination rates.
Federal workers will be required to verify they've been vaccinated against the coronavirus or else face mandatory masking, weekly testing, distancing and other new rules.
A summer job is a great way for students to earn some extra money while building a resume for the future and learning new things about the working world. Typically, one of the hardest lessons for students to deal with is income tax. Working students may say, "Why is so much of my paycheck withheld? And who is this FICA dude?"
Welcome, students, to income taxes and how they affect the working world that you have joined. There are two main taxes on your earnings:
- Federal Income Taxes – These provide income for operations and services of the federal government.
- Payroll Taxes – These are taxes that fund Social Security and Medicare under the Federal Insurance Contribution Act (the "FICA dude" referenced above). The taxes you pay in go toward covering the eventual services you require. You pay half of this tax obligation (the withheld amount) and your employer kicks in the other...
Vaccination rates are climbing and employers are rolling out back-to-office, back-to-normal plans. But some employees may want a new normal — one that includes flexible scheduling and benefits that align…
Several employers reported that housing costs have been a barrier in the last few months, causing some employees to leave their jobs and making it difficult to fill vacant positions.
Episode 14: In addition, Richard Kyte and Scott Rada talk discuss whether vaccines are be used where the need is the greatest, and they try to determine whether the internet has made us meaner.
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A bill before the Montana Legislature would create a “mini-COBRA” law that would require any small business with a group health insurance plan to offer continuing coverage for up to 18 months at the employee’s expense starting in 2023.
Group life insurance through an employer is typically one or two times your salary, which may not be enough to support your loved ones. “You probably need at least 10 times your salary,” Stafford says.
If you’re new to saving for retirement, all the unfamiliar jargon can be off putting. Here’s a primer on 20 of the most common retirement terms, outlining what they mean and why they’re important. Start here to build your retirement planning confidence. 1. 401(k) A 401(k) is the most popular employer-sponsored retirement savings plan. With […]
Marilyn Bartlett might be the closest thing health policy has to a folk hero. A certified public accountant who barely tops 5 feet, Bartlett bears zero resemblance to Paul Bunyan. But she did take an ax to Montana’s hospital prices in 2016, stopping the state’s employee health plan from bleeding money.
Experts say businesses can require COVID-19 vaccinations for employees, but that doesn't mean they will.
It’s fine to say, “Dear, ask your Uncle Al about his work as a CPA.” But it’s best to be more systematic. Bloomberg, the world’s largest business news organization, and its fabulous weekly magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek, feature countless companies you and your child have probably never heard of, and those firms have jobs you’ve likely never imagined. Make it a monthly conversation (you can save up a few articles on interesting employers) to discuss what each of you has read.
Employers are generally not required to tell workers when someone in the workplace has tested positive for the coronavirus.
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act requires certain employers to provide paid sick leave amid the COVID-19 pandemic, however, some Billings businesses don’t know about it.
Montana's Republican senator has introduced a bill aimed at helping workers nationwide who lose their jobs because of COVID-19 keep their health insurance during the pandemic.
The American jobs machine came to a sudden halt in March as a result of the coronavirus, ending a 113-month hiring streak.
Yes, you should apply. State rules differ, and it depends how large your income loss is. But in some states, workers whose hours have been sha…