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2011-10-04 18:07:19

European politicians who want women to have more children should consider the Swedish model with subsidised child care and paid parental leave. This is the conclusion of a new doctoral thesis from the University of Gothenburg. The study concerns how family policies can make women have more children. 'This is an important issue in many countries, especially in south and central Europe. Without immigration and increased birth rates, the populations of Spain, Italy and Germany are...

2011-08-17 16:25:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- BNA Books, a division of specialized news and information publisher BNA, today announces the publication of the ABA/BNA 2011 Cumulative Supplement to The Family and Medical Leave Act. This convenient and comprehensive reference tool will be an attorney's best friend for contending with the complex issues surrounding this seemingly simple statute. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090105/56509LOGO) The Family and...

2011-07-11 21:04:02

Rural workers have less access to sick leave, forcing them to choose between caring for themselves or family members, and losing pay or perhaps even their jobs when faced with an illness, according to new research from the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire. "Paid sick days are a central component of job flexibility for rural and urban workers alike. Everyone gets sick, and the lack of paid sick days can place workers in a bind, especially given that workers who lack paid...

2011-07-11 09:52:00

CHICAGO, July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Some 41 percent of employees say they are driving less or combining trips to lighten the burden of rising gas prices, according to a Tell It Now(SM) poll released today from ComPsych Corporation. Another 22 percent said they have cut household spending and 13 percent have put off vacation time because of fuel costs. ComPsych Corporation is the world's largest provider of employee assistance programs and is the pioneer and leader of fully integrated...

2011-06-21 12:36:24

Baylor University study finds work stress leads to greater turnover Women who return to work after giving birth are more likely to stay on the job if they have greater control over their work schedules, according to a Baylor University study. Researchers also found that job security and the ability to make use of a variety of their job skills leads to greater retention of working moms, while the impact of work-related stress on their physical and mental health causes greater turnover. The...

2011-06-15 00:00:27

InfoTronics, Inc. leading provider of time and attendance software solutions, announces the release of Attendance Enterprise 2.1 for improved employee time tracking, leave management including Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) time off, scheduling, and reporting. Livonia, Michigan (PRWEB) June 13, 2011 InfoTronics, Inc. leading provider of time and attendance software solutions, announces the release of Attendance Enterprise 2.1 for improved employee time tracking, leave management including...

2011-03-23 13:25:36

According to UK government statistics over 8 million working days per year are lost due to illness and about a third of these are due to minor ailments such as coughs, colds, sickness and diarrhea. Yet two individuals who are equally ill do not necessarily both report sick. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Public Health shows that conflicts and stress at work can trigger taking sick leave. A Swedish study interviewed more than 400 individuals, who worked at...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.