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Troy Talk: Portable Benefits: A Growing Reality

If the coronavirus has been a bludgeon that has awakened our sensitivities to the challenges of unemployment benefits fulfillment and other economic issues, the other truncheon that threatens is the change we need in the social contract that exists within the American workforce. 

Gallup recently issued a startling statistic:  One-third of working Americans work in the gig economy, a workforce of “nontraditional, independent, short-term working relationships.” 

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Troy Talk: Memorial Day: The Final Sacrifice

Memorial Day is a day of remembrance when a grateful nation offers thanks. We began observing Memorial Day in 1868 (three years after the end of the Civil War) when our country honored military personnel who sacrificed their lives in the service of their country. We celebrate this holiday (previously called Decoration Day) each year on the last Monday of May.

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Troy Talk: The Employment and Benefits Transformation

The coronavirus has forced many changes that we would never have previously imagined. Some are lighthearted with Zoom happy hours, and others are sad, grim affairs, such as not being able to hug a loved one in the hospital who might be fighting for their life.

The coronavirus has sparked a tsunami of change that we are all undergoing. One of its most telling effects is its impact on the issue of unemployment.

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