— Private sector workers in New York who are also family caregivers became eligible for paid family leave as of Jan. 1. Under a new law proposed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) and supported by AARP New York, workers can take as much as eight weeks of family leave to care for older relatives, as well as to bond with newborns. They receive half their average weekly pay—or up to half the statewide average, whichever is less. By 2021, the maximums …

— A new multi- employer 401(k) makes it easier for employees of small nonprofit organizations in Massachusetts to save for retirement. The CORE Plan (Connecting Organizations to Retirement) aims to help more workers save through automatic payroll deductions. Nonprofits with up to 20 employees can voluntarily join the plan, and their employees are automatically enrolled unless they opt out. The Office of the State Treasurer and Receiver General manages the investments and handles administrative responsibilities to ease the burden on employers. …

— By Beth Levine Three years ago, Rosina Zezima, then 89, fell in a parking lot near her Stamford home, shattering her femur. Her two daughters scrambled to care for her while still working. “I took off personal and sick days from work,” said Liz Zezima, of Fairfield, who works in the international trading field. This was not the first time the family had been through this. Liz Zezima, 60, took time from work in 1995 and 2011 when her father …

— With a record number of older adults staying employed or going back to work, many job seekers are seeking a little boost. One organization in Charlotte is helping connect employees and employers to help both individuals and businesses succeed. Charlotte Works is the workforce development board for Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. Through collaborations with business, government, education and other nonprofits, Charlotte Works has developed nationally recognized workforce programs and resources, provided local talent with the tools and resources to successfully …

— By Tim Poor Hank Krussel likes to think he does right by the eight people he employs at Hank’s Cheesecakes, an upscale shop in Richmond Heights, a St. Louis suburb. So a few years ago he began thinking about offering them some sort of retirement plan. “I was just about to look into that before the recession hit,” he said. “Once that happened, there was really no extra money at all to put into anything.” Business is better now, but …

— At a recent press conference in Lake Geneva, Governor Walker thanked AARP Wisconsin for our great teamwork with the state Department of Health Services (DHS) in promoting the latest initiative in the Dementia-Capable Wisconsin program – The Dementia-Friendly Employers Toolkit – which provides employers with the tools they need to support workers who are caring for a loved one with dementia. The toolkit includes steps employers can take that will lead to lower turnover, higher productivity, and a happier, healthier workforce. …

— Social Security turns 80 on August 14, 2015 and has fulfilled the promise made by President Franklin D. Roosevelt when he signed it into law, that it would “protect the average citizen and his family against the loss of a job and against poverty-ridden old age.”  It has done just that.  In Utah alone, Social Security lifts 94,000 Utah retirees from poverty; 42 percent of the state’s population age 65 and older would have incomes below the poverty line without …

— A new AARP study debunks myths about age 50+ workers, showing they have productive advantages that can make them a “critical component” of a successful business. The report, “A Business Case for Workers Age 50+:  A Look at the Value of Experience 2015,” was prepared by Aon Hewitt, the global talent, retirement, and health solutions company of Aon plc.  It finds that the business case for employing workers age 50+ has grown even stronger in the last 10 years, reinforcing a …

— WILLIAMSBURG _ Are you an experienced worker looking for a job? Do you know someone 50+ or with a disability in the Peninsula area who is job seeking? If so, AARP Virginia invites you to attend the 6th Annual 50+ Job Fair in Williamsburg Thursday, June 25 presented by the Peninsula Agency on Aging. The Peninsula Agency on Aging Job Fair will feature local companies available to discuss job openings in the Peninsula area. The job fair will take place …

— AARP Utah unveiled a statewide survey that showed a growing concern over retirement savings in the state.  The survey, Making Retirement a Reality:  Helping Utahns Age 25-64 Save and Take Control of Their Future, engaged 1,000 Utahns age 25-64 and found that 85 percent wish they were able to save more money for retirement and 77 percent support the idea of a state-created retirement plan for those who lack access at their place of work.  One in six of those surveyed …