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How Companies Supported ‘Voting Time Off’ on Election Day

On November 6, a record 113 million voters participated in the 2018 midterm elections. With over 49 percent of eligible voters participating, it’s clear that many constituents took time off to vote. From Google’s “Go Vote” homepage to Lyft’s 50 percent discount on rides to the polls, companies large and small did their best to ensure everyone made it to the polls.

How to Implement an Effective Unlimited Vacation Policy

Unlimited paid time off (PTO) has quickly become one of the most popular benefits in the modern workplace, with companies like Glassdoor, Dropbox, and General Electric getting lots of attention around their unlimited policies. So what is unlimited PTO and how can companies create a policy that maximizes the benefits for everyone? We’ll dig into the ins and outs of implementing an effective unlimited vacation policy.

Building Your Benefits Package? Ask Employees These 5 Questions

For most companies, open enrollment is just around the corner. HR teams across the country are working hard to assemble a benefits package that meets employee needs and helps them stand out from the competition.

New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Law Set to Take Effect

On October 29, the state of New Jersey will usher in a new mandate requiring most employers across the state to provide paid sick days to employees. Gov. Phil Murphy signed the act into law on May 2, making New Jersey the tenth state to implement mandatory paid sick leave. With the law taking effect in just a few days, here’s what you need to know to be prepared.

401(k) vs. IRA: Navigating the Employee Options

Take it to the bank—these days, offering employees retirement benefits is an expectation, not an exception. Namely’s survey data shows that 90 percent of job applicants said they’d think twice about joining a company without 401(k) offerings. But when it comes to the nitty gritty, how many employees actually understand how retirement plans work?

These 3 Countries Offer Employees the Most Paid Leave

While the United States currently has no paid leave requirement, countries around the world have stepped up to ensure employees have time away from their desks. France, the United Kingdom, and Denmark have the world’s most generous paid leave policies. Here’s how their offerings compare to paid time off (PTO) in the U.S.

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Turning 26: Answering Millennials' Benefits Questions

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), dependent children are eligible to receive their parents’ coverage until age 26. But what happens after that? Depending on the specific benefits their parents have, they may end up losing coverage immediately on their birthday.

The 6 Principles of Mental Wellness at Work

It was time for a trip to go see my grandmother in her final stage of life.

Why (and How) to Offer Gig Workers Benefits

The gig economy is here to stay. According a 2018 study by MetLife, 51 percent of U.S. workers said they were interested in contract or freelance work as opposed to a full-time job. And if freelancing continues to grow at its current rate, the majority of U.S. workers will be freelancing by 2027.

Independent workers value the flexibility, lifestyle, and professional development opportunities that freelancing brings. But more often than not, benefits and perks aren’t part of the equation. They should be.  

Summer’s Over—Did Your Employees Take Enough Time Off?

From long weekends to beach excursions, summer is usually thought of as the hottest time of year to take a break. That’s a good thing—vacation reduces stress and burnout while improving overall happiness. Sounds like it’s time to start planning a fall vacation!


This year, over 235,000  time  off requests came through Namely between Memorial Day and Labor Day. We sifted through all of these employee 
summer vacation requests to see when and for how long employees were taking off. Here are some of the surprising 2018 summer vacation trends we found: