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Global food giant Nestle is among several major employers that have announced increases in family leave benefits this year. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Discovery Communications CEO David Zaslav earned $156 million last year — nearly 2,000 times more than the median Discovery worker. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Discovery Communications hide caption

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A trader fills orders Monday in the Standard & Poor's 500 stock index options pit at the Chicago Board Options Exchange. Watching market numbers plummet can make investors queasy, but analysts say keeping a level head through volatility is the best course. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Peer reviews can be helpful for a company, but they can also prove problematic. akindo/iStockphoto hide caption

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Zappos.com tour guide Erika Newman (right) shows off the ball pit in the human resources department of the company's Las Vegas headquarters. Zappos eliminated managers and embraced a system of self-governance known as holacracy. Sacramento Bee/TNS/Landov hide caption

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New federal rules could expand the number of employees eligible for overtime. That may lead more companies to curtail the use of work email after hours. Skopein/Getty Images/Ikon Images hide caption

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Millions more workers, who currently don't, could now qualify for overtime pay. Luciano Lozano/Ikon Images/Corbis hide caption

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