Some Southbay Workers Laid Off Due To COVID-19 Making More On UnemploymentAfter getting laid off during the COVID-19 pandemic, some workers make more money by staying at home on unemployment than they would if they still had their job.
Challenge To California Law Giving Gig Workers Benefits Will Go On November BallotA ballot initiative backed by Uber, Lyft and DoorDash is set to go before California voters in November, which if passed, would exclude the companies from a new law giving more benefits and wage protections to gig workers.
Coronavirus Update: Undocumented Workers Face Tough Choices Without Stimulus ReliefSome of the most vulnerable members of the Bay Area workforce aren't able to shelter in place as undocumented laborers hit the streets searching for work with few prospects during the coronavirus pandemic.
Uber Scores Legal Victory Over Drivers Who Want Employee BenefitsUber saw a major victory in court Tuesday when a federal appeals court in San Francisco ruled that its drivers cannot sue the company as a class, but must individually file arbitration claims as independent contractors.
Bay Area Lawyers Being Asked To Help Veterans Fight For VA BenefitsLawyers who want to help veterans with service-related disability claims are invited to a free seminar in San Francisco.
San Jose Voters Undecided On Measure F Restoring Police BenefitsNew poll shows many voters in San Jose are undecided on a measure that would restore pensions and benefits for San Jose police.
Apple Security Guards Get Hired As Full-Time EmployeesApple is agreeing to hire many of its security guards as full-time employees, giving them many of the same benefits that other Apple workers enjoy, like health insurance and retirement benefits.
Oakland Whistleblowers Say Veterans Being Denied BenefitsThe Veterans Benefits Administration provides $95 billion of entitlements each year to veterans, including disability money, pensions to vets and their surviving spouses and death benefits -- even American flags at veterans' funerals.
22 New San Jose Firefighters Graduate, But How Long Will They Stay On The Job?22 new firefighters will be added to the San Jose Fire Department on Tuesday. The good news is that the new recruits are sorely needed on the short-staffed department, but it’s uncertain how long they’ll stick around.
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Are Gays And Lesbians Less Prepared For Retirement Than Their Hetero Counterparts?We hear a lot about Americans not being prepared enough for their retirement, but there is now word that gays and lesbians are even less prepared than people who identify as straight.
East Bay Fire Chief Says $380,000 In Salary, Benefits Is ‘Outrageous,’ Wants Department EliminatedChief Charles Hanley of the Rodeo-Hercules Fire District made about $177,000 a year in salary. But including retirement benefits, his total compensation comes out to roughly $380,000.
Older Americans, Still Saddled With Student Debt, Find Social Security Benefits At RiskAn estimated 2 million Americans age 60 and older who are still carrying student debt and learning too late that their Social Security benefits could be in jeopardy.
New BART Contract Includes 15% Raise, Higher Benefit CostsThe tentative contract that ended the Bay Area Rapid Transit strike includes a 15 percent raise over four years but also increased worker contributions toward their health insurance and pensions.
CalPERS To Post Data Of 500,000 Pensioners OnlineThe nation's largest public pension fund announced Monday that it will post data online about nearly half a million pensioners in an effort to be transparent.