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2013-12-17 12:26:56

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Providing earned sick days is expected to save Newark employers more than $4 million per year, according to a new analysis by the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR). The city's proposed earned sick days legislation, "Workers Sick Leave Ordinance," would reduce costs to employers in Newark, and decrease the spread of contagious illnesses yielding further public health costs savings. Of the over 113,900 private sector...

2013-11-01 16:23:41

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the DC City Council considers the "Earned Sick and Safe Leave Amendment Act of 2013," a proposed amendment that would expand the existing paid sick days law to more workers, a new analysis by the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) shows that providing paid sick days to newly covered workers under the proposed amendment is expected to save DC employers approximately $2 million per year. While DC was among the first...

2013-09-13 23:24:35

This article discusses the importance of employers setting policies and taking the necessary precautions to ensure that they do not violate any federal or state laws when terminating an employee. (PRWEB) September 13, 2013 Pozzuolo Rodden P.C., Philadelphia Business Attorneys, announces the release of "How an Employer Can Protect Itself When Terminating an Employee on Maternity Leave". Below is a sample of the first couple of paragraphs. If you would like to read more, please...

2013-02-04 16:25:29

Two decades after first federal law addressing family leave, growing calls for expanded access to affordable leave WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- February 5 marks the 20-year anniversary of President Clinton's signing of the historic Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the first federal law that guaranteed Americans protected time to care for loved ones. Since its implementation in 1993, FMLA leave has been used more than 100 million times by an estimated 35...

2012-10-11 04:00:46

A two-part infographic series from Mercer that examines how parental leave policies vary around the world. (PRWEB) October 10, 2012 For many parents, paid leave and work-family support after childbirth or adoption greatly affect their families´ health and financial wellbeing. Over the years, governments have instituted parental leave policies to promote gender equality in the workplace, increase birth rates and encourage the long-term social benefits of parent-child bonding. Even where...

2012-09-17 22:20:35

NEW YORK, Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Working Mother today named the 2012 Working Mother 100 Best Companies and the Top 10 of the year. The companies are recognized in the October/November issue of the magazine, on workingmother.com and will be honored at the Work Life Congress, to be held here on October 10th. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120918/NY75735-INFO) Working Mother rewarded companies for their wide array of progressive workplace programs, including child care,...

2012-06-25 21:21:41

The cash-for-care benefit paid to Norwegian mothers so that they can stay at home with small children means they may quickly fall behind in the world of work, according to recent research. Carried out for a PhD at the University of Stavanger (UiS), this study shows that many women also work reduced hours up to two years after their entitlement to the benefit ends. This finding could be important for other countries considering policies which either encourage or discourage mothers to...

2012-06-14 23:00:42

All Californians with individual/family health insurance will have maternity added July 1st. Calabasas, CA (PRWEB) June 14, 2012 BenefitPackets.com, California´s designated Premier Partner & Managing General Agency for Anthem Blue Cross is working to educate individuals and families including those on Medicare about the constantly changing health insurance market on both the federal level as well as California state specific. http://www.benefitpackages.com, California´s...

2012-05-09 02:23:37

CHICAGO, May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --The struggle to balance career and family starts in the earliest stages of parenthood, according to CareerBuilder's annual study of working moms. One-in-four (26 percent) working moms who have had a child in the last three years reported they did not take the full maternity leave allowed by their company. One-in-ten took two weeks or less. The national survey, which was conducted by Harris Interactive© from February 9 to March 2, 2012,...

2012-04-23 21:02:15

Swedish mothers of small children work a lot more than in the 1970. This is an important reason why so many parents feel extremely pressured for time. One way to handle the stress is to take advantage of the right for Swedish parents to work half time, according to a new doctoral thesis from the University of Gothenburg. The author of the thesis Jörgen Larsson suggests shorter workweeks for parents. Jörgen Larsson's doctoral thesis is based on the observation that...