Comment: Beware of permanent home office!

Home office It is questionable whether working conditions at home can actually be checked. (Photo: Imago) The good experience with the home office gives companies new ideas. What if the employees didn’t come back to the offices at all? For Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg it is already clear: he could attract employees who do not […]

No reason to celebrate – how Corona is affecting unions

Berlin May 1st will be different this year than in all the years before since the founding of the German Trade Union Confederation (DGB) in 1949. No banners and flags on the streets, no rallies in the cities, no combative speeches by the union bosses from the big stages. A virus that is forcing the […]

Low earners get away the worst with short-time work benefits

Frankfurt The coalition committee has decided to increase short-time work benefits to 70 and 77 percent of the net wage loss from the fourth month. However, calculations by Lorenz Jarass from the Rhein-Main University of Applied Sciences show that high-earning employees on short-time work can already come up with replacement rates for the net loss […]

Senate Democrats want to increase social security by $ 200 a month

Several Democratic Senators have teamed up to grant additional $ 200 a month to social security holders after the coronavirus pandemic and the related economic devastation. The plan was announced last week by Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. Proposed; Chuck Schumer, D-NY; and Ron Wyden, D-Ore. The additional income would apply to all recipients of social […]

Studying, training or a master’s certificate – what brings the most money?

coins A new study shows that studying is not always financially worthwhile. (Photo: Michael Longmire / Unsplash) Dusseldorf Academics or training? More and more young people are answering this question unequivocally: they are starting a course of study, they hope to get a significantly higher salary from their academic life. But with this wisdom, a […]

A positive wage balance has a blemish

This also includes tariff increases that were agreed before 2019 but only became effective last year. Only in 2014 and 2018 were there even higher degrees. “The trend towards an expansive wage trend that has been observed for some years has continued,” said the head of the WSI tariff archive, Thorsten Schulten. Recently, however, the […]