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Considering A National Paid Leave Policy

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Op-ed (published opinion/editorial)
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Considering A National Paid Leave Policy
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The Hill

This op-ed acknowledges the start of National Family Caregivers Month and makes the case for paid family and medical leave in the United States. It was co-authored by WFRN member, Jennifer Greenfield.

More than 100 Aging and Social Work Scholars Urge Congress to Pass National Paid Leave

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Press Release
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More than 100 Aging and Social Work Scholars Urge Congress to Pass National Paid Leave
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Boston College Center on Aging & Work, National Partnership for Women & Families
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Vicki Shabo, National Partnership for Women & Families

The 2017 Working Mother WorkBeyond Summit: Some Takeaways

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Blog
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The 2017 Working Mother WorkBeyond Summit: Some Takeaways
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Robin Hardman Communications blog
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Robin Hardman

Caregiver leaves, D&I, generations and more: a few of the most interesting takeaways from the October 2017 Working Mother Media WorkBeyond Summit. 

Next Year's Father's Day Gift? How About Paternity Leave?

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Blog
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Next Year's Father's Day Gift? How About Paternity Leave?
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Robin Hardman Communications blog
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Robin Hardman

Father’s Day may have come and gone, but the question of working fathers remains as intractable as ever. This once invisible group (“working father” was pretty much redundant 50 years ago) is now the stuff of cute commercials and rom-coms, but there remains a tremendous disconnect between what we say, as a society, and what we do.

New Report on Postdoc Parents

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Report
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New Report on Postdoc Parents
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Pregnant Scholar Initiative at the Center for WorkLife Law

Our next generation of brilliant researchers is facing a challenge that their institutions are ill equipped to address–parenthood.

Updated CLASP/NPWF Employer PFML Chart

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Report
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Updated CLASP/NPWF Employer PFML Chart
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Center for Law and Social Policy and National Partnership for Women & Families
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Liz Ben-Ishai, CLASP

Working Families Flexibility Act Brings Flex Debate to Congress

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Blog
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Working Families Flexibility Act Brings Flex Debate to Congress
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1 Million for Work Flexibility

Why Paid Family Leave Is Good Business

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Report
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Why Paid Family Leave Is Good Business
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BCG- The Boston Consulting Group
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Judi C Casey

"Many private-sector organizations in the US are taking a new look at paid family leave--paid time off to enable employees to care for a new child or an ill family member. While overall coverage in the US is low, increasingly diverse companies are starting to see a compelling business case for providing or expanding these benefits. This report builds on BCG's examination of the family leave policies of more than 250 companies, as well as in-depth interviews with 25 HR leaders at large organizations and with representatives of business groups and other stakeholders."

Exploring the Relationship Between Paid Family Leave and the Well-being of Low-Income Families: Lessons from California

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Report
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Exploring the Relationship Between Paid Family Leave and the Well-being of Low-Income Families: Lessons from California
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US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation

It's 2017! Here's What Employees Still Need

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Blog
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It's 2017! Here's What Employees Still Need
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Medium.com
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Robin Hardman

This week, like many of us, I’m thinking ahead. I’m not much of a believer in New Year’s resolutions, and, in any case, the kinds of things I’m thinking about aren’t in my (sole) power to bring about, so these are more along the lines of wishful thinking. Let’s say they might be what I’d be dreaming of if I were just now blowing out the candles on a birthday cake for the nation:

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