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By offering health insurance, paid family leave and sick days, companies and workers can avoid working against each other and businesses experience increased worker productivity. The public interest is also served as companies end up putting more money into local economies. New regulations and incentives are needed to encourage more businesses to adopt high-road practices.Year: 2017•Type: Policy Brief or Report•Source: American Sustainable Business Council•Policy: Good Government, Finance, Race, Sex and Social Equality, Children and Families, Compensation
When employers offer retirement plans, employee nearly universally participate, but small and non-profit employers tend not to provide retirement plans. This report explores how to expand access to retirement plans for workers at these businesses.Year: 2018•State: Massachusetts•Type: Policy Brief or Report•Source: Monique Ching, MassBudget•Policy: Employment, Compensation
This report, which contains the results of a scientific national phone survey of small business owners (2 to 99 employees) conducted in March 2013, is designed to inform policy discussions about retirement security and serve as a basis for evaluating proposals that address the needs and concerns of small business owners.Year: June, 2013•State: •Type: Policy Brief or Report•Source: American Sustainable Business Council•Policy: Compensation, Job Quality, Local Employment, Wages and Benefits