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2011-02-24 08:30:00

The United States lags the rest of the world in parental leave policy, according to a report released Wednesday by Human Rights Watch. "Millions of U.S. workers - including parents of infants - are harmed by weak or nonexistent laws on paid leave, breastfeeding accommodation, and discrimination against workers with family responsibilities," said Human Rights Watch in the 90-page report, entitled "Failing its Families: Lack of Paid Leave and Work-Family Supports in the U.S." The report is...

2011-01-18 10:06:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. employers received an unexpected, but welcome fallout from the economic recession - fewer short and long-term disability claims and lower short-term disability costs per claim, according to a new report by the National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of more than 300 large U.S. employers. Long-term disability costs, however, jumped 25%. The Employer Measure of Productivity, Absence and Quality (EMPAQ) annual survey found...

2010-10-26 11:39:00

CHICAGO, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Claims related to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) have increased by more than 10 percent this year, according to a report by FMLASource, an affiliate of ComPsych Corporation. ComPsych is the world's largest provider of employee assistance programs and worldwide leader in GuidanceResources (EAPs, behavioral health, wellness, work-life and HR/FMLA administration services). "As companies continue to operate with leaner staffs in a slowly recovering...

2010-09-16 09:45:00

PRINCETON, N.J., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Novo Nordisk Inc. has been selected as a Working Mother 100 Best Company for being one of the nation's top companies for family-friendly benefits. Earlier this year, the company was recognized as one of FORTUNE's "100 Best Companies to Work For" and NJBiz's "Best Place to Work in New Jersey." The 100 Best Companies' family programs adeptly help employees in all areas of their lives. Novo Nordisk's recognition can be attributed in part to programs...

2010-09-14 17:24:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- BNA Books, a division of specialized news and information publisher BNA, announced today the publication of the 2010 Supplement to Privacy in Employment Law, Third Edition which continues to bring to light the extent, and limits, of individual rights and employer authority in this litigious area of workplace law. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090529/DC24463LOGO) (Logo:...

2010-09-14 14:11:00

NEW YORK and SILVER SPRING, Md., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrating its silver anniversary this year, the Working Mother 100 Best Companies initiative has selected Discovery Communications as one of the nation's top companies for family-friendly benefits and programs. Discovery, which is also celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2010, made the list for the 11th consecutive year in recognition of its continuing dedication to progressive family-friendly benefits. (Logo:...

2010-09-14 09:04:00

RACINE, Wis., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Women make up nearly half of the U.S. labor force and roughly 66 percent of women with children age 17 and younger work full- or part-time*. As more women enter the workplace, SC Johnson continues to be a best place for working moms. Recognized by Working Mother Magazine for being one of the nation's top companies for working moms, SC Johnson celebrates its 22nd year of being named to the list. This is the 25th year Working Mother Magazine has...

2010-09-13 23:01:00

Nonprofit Has a Long History of Raising Standards for Working Parents WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Although it's only been on Working Mother Media's 100 Best Companies for two years, the March of Dimes has a long history of influencing women's ability to balance work and life. "The March of Dimes is honored to be part of this 25th Anniversary and the fact that a nonprofit with limited resources can make this prestigious list two years in a row shows that any...

2010-06-21 12:30:00

By Overwhelmingly Majorities and Across All Demographic Groups, Americans Say All Workers Should Have Paid Sick Days WASHINGTON, June 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly one in six people polled in a national survey (16 percent) say they have lost a job for taking time off from work to care for a sick child or family member, or to cope with their own illness. Released today, the survey was conducted by the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago this spring....

2010-03-09 13:48:00

WASHINGTON, March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- On March 5, 2010, a jury in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia rendered a verdict in favor of pharmaceutical sales representative Mary Kate Breeden, awarding $289,669 against Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation on her claim of retaliation for taking maternity leave covered by the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Under the FMLA's liquidated damages provision, this amount is automatically doubled to $579,338. The District...


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