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2012-02-06 13:35:50

A worker experiencing the stress of intense workdays might develop somatic symptoms, such as stomach ache or headache, which will eventually lead to taking leave of absence. But when the individual´s supervisor offers emotional and instrumental support, the employee is more likely to recover without needing to take that extra afternoon or day off. This has been shown in a new study from the University of Haifa, soon to be published in the European Journal of Work and Organizational...

2012-01-19 20:49:03

With a growing need for family-friendly workplace policies, a new study commissioned by the National Partnership for Women & Families, with support from the Rockefeller Foundation, concludes that providing paid family leave to workers leads to positive economic outcomes for working families, businesses and the public. The research, conducted by the Center for Women and Work at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, finds that women who use paid leave are far more likely to be...

2011-11-14 11:53:00

New study finds that paid sick days would decrease unnecessary emergency department use WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Access to paid sick days could save $1 billion in medical costs annually according to a report released today by the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR). This includes $500 million in taxpayer-funded public health care programs for children, elders, and low-income Americans. Currently, more than 44 million American workers do not have access...

2011-11-10 07:58:00

Half of First-Time Mothers Receive Paid Leave, Census Bureau Reports WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fifty-one percent of working women who had their first birth between 2006 and 2008 received paid leave (i.e. maternity leave, sick leave, vacation) compared with 42 percent between 1996 and 2000, according to a report released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) This finding comes from Maternity Leave and...

2011-10-11 12:41:00

Expanded sick leave estimated to save Denver businesses $1.4 million, and reduce the use of hospital emergency departments saving $2.6 million. WASHINGTON, Oct. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two publications released today by the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) estimate the costs and benefits of the Denver paid sick days initiative, for both employers and employees. According to IWPR's analysis, the law, requiring business to provide access to paid sick days to their...

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...

2011-03-23 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...

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....

2009-12-15 08:30:00

MELVILLE, N.Y., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Adecco Group North America's latest American Workplace Insights Survey finds that 77% of workers(1) think their workplace will be impacted in some way by the swine flu. The majority (59%) of workers, however, believe their employers are at least somewhat prepared to manage the potential fallout, which may be particularly important following the Centers for Disease Control's recent announcement that a potential third wave of the flu could impact...

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...