When will robots replace entry level service workers, this company believes soon…
– The Washington Post
Skeptics of association plans say that because such plans would be exempt from most ACA regulations (although they’d still be banned from charging more for those with preexisting conditions), they’d be leaner and cheaper, and would thus siphon healthier people away from the individual marketplaces.
– Benefits Pro
Mobile apps that allow employees to access their earnings every day instead of having to wait for payday are turning out to be helpful in reducing turnover. The Society for Human Resource Management reports that the apps, which allow workers to access half the pay they earn in a day as a way to cover unexpected expenses and avoid pricey payday loans, are useful to companies in attracting and keeping employees in high-turnover jobs.
Not all patented ideas turn into products, of course. But Amazon acquired Body Labs last year, an AI-software and computer vision company that once touted its ability to create 3D models of human bodies in motion and then dress them in virtual outfits. Amazon has increasingly eyed a place in the fashion industry, ambitiously building up businesses in the sector, including launching its own clothing lines and developing algorithms that design clothing based on Instagram fashion trends.