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No Maternity Leave Policy? Make Your Own!

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Blog
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No Maternity Leave Policy? Make Your Own!
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WorkOptions.com
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Pat Katepoo

"My husband and I are looking to start a family in the months ahead, but my biggest stress

The Good News From the Daniel Murphy Paternity Leave Uproar

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News Article
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The Good News From the Daniel Murphy Paternity Leave Uproar
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Wall Street Journal
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Scott Behson, PhD

The Good News From the Daniel Murphy Paternity Leave Uproar

The enormous outpouring of support for paternity leave is the real story.

http://blogs.wsj.com/atwork/2014/04/04/the-good-news-from-the-daniel-murphy-paternity-leave-kerfuffle/

 

Beyond Your Paycheck: 5 Things To Negotiate At Work

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News Article
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Beyond Your Paycheck: 5 Things To Negotiate At Work
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Fast Company

"By now, you probably know that a salary is negotiable.

But that's just one of the workplace policies and perks up for discussion. Whether it's explicitly said or not, things like flexible working arrangements, maternity leave and even the projects you get to work on may not be set in stone."

Major League Baseball's Paternity Leave Policy Begins Anew

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Blog
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Major League Baseball's Paternity Leave Policy Begins Anew
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Fathers, Work and Family (http://fathersworkandfamily.com)
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Scott Behson, PhD

Carl Crawford Leads Off- Another Baseball Season, Another Paternity LeaveLos Angeles Dodger Carl Crawford will begin the 2014 baseball season on paternity leave, making use of MLB’s forward-thinking policy- the first of its kind in major US sports. I see this as yet another reason to celebrate the beginning of a new baseball season!

http://fathersworkandfamily.com/2014/03/17/baseball-paternity-leave-carl-crawford-mlb/

‘Mad Men’ Era of U.S. Family Policy Coming To An End?

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News Article
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‘Mad Men’ Era of U.S. Family Policy Coming To An End?
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Washington Post

"Jane Waldfogel, a professor at Columbia University who studies public policy and child and family well-being, is responsible for submitting the report on the United States to the annual international paid leave report that Moss compiles.

Reading through the report each year, seeing what other countries are doing is "tough," she said. Most countries in the report offer families as much as one year with some portion of their incomes replaced while they physically recover, breastfeed and bond as a family.

The Time is Right For the FAMILY Act- Paid Parental Leave

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Blog
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The Time is Right For the FAMILY Act- Paid Parental Leave
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Fathers, Work and Family Blog (http://fathersworkandfamily.com)
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Scott Behson, PhD

The Time is Right For the FAMILY Act- Paid Parental Leave

The FAMILY act would create a national policy of paid parental leave. Why I think this is a great idea.

Family Matters Caregiving in America

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Report
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Family Matters Caregiving in America
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Center fro American Progress

"Despite the best efforts of some policymakers and health care innovators, it is unlikely that we will see a drop in the need for informal and unpaid caregivers anytime soon. Consequently, it is especially important for workers to have access to benefits such as workplace flexibility and paid family leave should they need to take time to care for themselves or a loved one. Supporting caregivers with these policies will go a long way toward recognizing our invaluable informal care community and increasing cost savings for taxpayers by reducing costly hospital and nursing home stays."

For Working Moms, One Sick Kid Can Spell Disaster

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News Article
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For Working Moms, One Sick Kid Can Spell Disaster
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The Daily Beast

"Without institutional supports like paid family leave, paid sick days, or a national system of quality affordable childcare, let alone accommodating bosses, low- and middle-income working parents are left to their individual devices and the results are tenuous."

Let's Talk About It: Advancing Women and Families in 2014

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Let's Talk About It: Advancing Women and Families in 2014
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Labor Project for Working Families

Fair pay, paid family and medical leave, paid sick days, and affordable child care are critical policy reforms that need to be on the national agenda. Join us for a discussion with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Lilly Ledbetter, working women from across America, and Congresswomen championing these critical issues.

To Be More Productive, Take More Vacation

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TV/Radio Show
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To Be More Productive, Take More Vacation
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Wharton Work-Life Integration Project

Work and Life is a two-hour radio program hosted by Stew Friedman, director of the Wharton Work/Life Integration Project, on Sirius XM's Channel 111, Business Radio Powered by Wharton. Every Tuesday from 7 pm to 9 pm EST, Stew speaks with everyday people and the world's leading experts about creating harmony among work, home, community, and the private self (mind, body and spirit).

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