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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...

2009-12-22 07:00:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- BNA Books, a division of specialized news and information publisher BNA, announced today the publication of the Third Edition of Privacy in Employment Law, 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://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090529/DC24463LOGO) The new Third Edition of Privacy in Employment Law includes the following...

2009-11-17 10:51:00

Eight-Year Worldwide Study Finds U.S. Lacking Compared to Other Nations on Paid Sick Days, Paid Paternal Leave, Breastfeeding, Other Worker Supports WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A major new study by researchers at Harvard and McGill Universities - the largest ever to look at working conditions worldwide - finds the United States far behind other economically successful nations in terms of adopting policies that support workers and families. The new study finds that 14...

2009-11-16 10:29:00

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Missouri is pleased to announce Newborn and Parenting Resources - a new service designed to help new mothers adjust to their newborn baby and return to work after maternity leave. Newborn and Parenting Resources is available to all new and in-force short term disability plans effective January 1, 2010. New moms have access to Newborn and Parenting Resources once their baby arrives and their short term disability claim...