| Dec 17, 2013
A reader from the Northeast recently started working for an investment bank that specializes in helping companies to establish employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs). ESOPs are often used as a way for companies to give employees an ownership stake in...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 5:42 PM
For the first time, many families with children who have mental illness can sleep better at night knowing their child may have the opportunity to receive proper mental health treatment with the new Affordable Care Act, known by many as Obamacare. It seems...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 7:12 PM
Los Angeles County officials said Wednesday that they were launching a review of the criminal clearance process for foster parents selected by private agencies following a Times report that included information about children killed or maimed by...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 10:30 AM
It's charity time, and not just because the holiday season reminds us to be charitable. As the tax year draws to a close, the charitable tax deduction beckons.
America's wealthy are its largest beneficiaries. According to the Congressional Budget Office,...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 11:15 AM
A woman's purse is stolen while walking in downtown Baltimore. She is upset and frightened, yet she does not stop to report the theft as she passes a police station. Instead, she walks to the nearest hospital and asks its social work department for...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 7:00 PM
Eighteen and pregnant, Jessica Chandler was terrified. Taken away from her mentally ill mother and placed into the foster care system as a child, she wanted to be a good parent.
"But I didn't really know what that meant," said Chandler, now a graduate...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 3:00 PM
The union representing Los Angeles County social workers filed a lawsuit Tuesday to force the county to reduce case loads.
Service Employees International Union Local 721 -- which represents about 55,000 county employees -- alleged in the suit that...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Members of Los Angeles County's largest employee union voted to give their leaders authority to call a strike, after months of contentious talks about wages, employee healthcare and working conditions.
"If we need to go there, we'll go there, but I'm...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 1:58 PM
Delphine S. Kelly, a music teacher and former Eastern Shore social worker, died Oct. 27 of a stroke at the Chester River Hospital Center in Chestertown. She was 90.
The former Delphine Stewart was born and raised in Toronto. She was the daughter of...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 12:52 PM
Ready, set, charge! Stylist to the stars George Kotsiopoulos will head up the “Tour de Fashion” at The Colonnade Outlets at Sawgrass Mills Friday 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Oct. 25. Shoppers will have a chance to sip mojitos and shop to benefit a variety...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 8:01 PM
Donations to the 400 charities in the U.S. that raise the most money are slowing in 2013 after climbing 4% the year before, according to a report released Monday by the Chronicle of Philanthropy.
The slowdown in post-recession philanthropy comes despite...