Month: August 2019

The Reason AT&T Has So Many Video Products

Over the last few years, AT&T (NYSE: T) has rapidly expanded the number of subscription video products in its lineup. The acquisition of DIRECTV in 2015 set in motion a series of new products that AT&T has rolled out in short succession. The addition of Warner-Media last year gave AT&T additional options to offer subscription video

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IRS Reverses Itself Again to Permit DB Plan Sponsors to Offer Retiree Lump-Sum Windows

Defined benefit (DB) plan sponsors received another “derisking” tool in early March when the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and U.S. Treasury Department unexpectedly reversed course on retiree lump-sum payouts. On March 6, the IRS issued Notice 2019-18, which grants employer plan sponsors the right to offer retirees in pay status the chance to opt for

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Work/Life Balance: Desirable Ideal or Dangerous Distraction?

Do we really need to separate life from work? Or are we just not keen enough to ask for so much “life” in our work that we do not have to worry about balancing something out? Currently, the work/life balance mantra states: our lives shall not be ruled by our jobs and work and life

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How to Retain Young Talent in a Job-Hopping Culture

There used to be an unspoken social contract between employers and employees. If the latter worked hard and stayed committed, the workplace would provide pay, job security, and even pensions. But that model supported a different time—one when the job supported basic goals, such as getting married, starting a family, and owning a home. That

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