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TMZ, Rock and Roll, Flextime, Paternity Leave and Football: Work-Family News Roundup, November 2014

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TMZ, Rock and Roll, Flextime, Paternity Leave and Football: Work-Family News Roundup, November 2014
Source: 
Fathers, Work and Family (http://FathersWorkandFamily.com)
Name/Organization of Person Posting (optional): 
Scott Behson, PhD

TMZ, Rock and Roll, Flextime, Paternity Leave and Football: Work-Family News Roundup, November 2014

Here’s a monthly round-up of my favorite fathers, work and family-related news and analysis from the past month.

http://fathersworkandfamily.com/2014/11/20/tmz-rock-and-roll-flextime-paternity-leave-and-football-work-family-news-roundup-november-2014/

ILO Report on Maternity and Paternity Laws and Practices

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Report
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ILO Report on Maternity and Paternity Laws and Practices
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International Labor Organization

The study reviews national law and practice on both maternity and paternity at work in 185 countries and territories including leave, benefits, employment protection, health protection, breastfeeding arrangements at work and childcare.

American Business Should Take the Lead on Paid Parental Leave

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American Business Should Take the Lead on Paid Parental Leave
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Huffington Post

"It's time for us to close that gap, and businesses specifically should realize the power they have to provide fair and equal leave for their employees. As we at change.org announce 18 weeks of fully-paid leave for all parents, the challenge to other U.S. companies is this: business leaders should step up and offer paid parental leave -- for all parents -- at least at the FMLA minimum of 12 weeks."

Paternity Leave: The Rewards and the Remaining Stigma

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News Article
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Paternity Leave: The Rewards and the Remaining Stigma
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New York Times
Name/Organization of Person Posting (optional): 
Monique Valcour, EDHEC Business School

Fantastic article on paternity leave. Taking paternity leave yields fantastic benefits for fathers in their role as parents. However, there is still a stigma attached to taking paternity leave in some organizations. Fathers who take paternity leave can suffer the same kind of discrimination as mothers who take maternity leave, suggesting that the ideal worker norm is still alive and well for both men and women.

Russell Sage Foundation Future of Work Program

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Other
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Russell Sage Foundation Future of Work Program
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announcement
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Jerry A. Jacobs

NB: The Russell Sage Future of Work grant program includes work and family issues, in particular, evaluations of state and local paid leave and other initiatives in the US.

Modern Families, Modern Employers: Insights on Making Work Work

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Blog
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Modern Families, Modern Employers: Insights on Making Work Work
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Bright Horizons Solutions at Work

But Gen X sees balance – and assurance that work won’t interfere with parenting — as key. And Gen Y is coming into the workplace with fully formed – and strong — beliefs about making the most of each day, and work being part of life, and not the reverse.

$500K for Studies on Expanding Paid Family and Medical Leave Provided by US Labor Department Grants

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Press Release
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$500K for Studies on Expanding Paid Family and Medical Leave Provided by US Labor Department Grants
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US Department of Labor

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor's Women's Bureau and Employment and Training Administration today awarded $500,000 to assist the District of Columbia, Massachusetts, Montana and Rhode Island in funding feasibility studies on paid leave. The studies will inform the development or implementation of paid family and medical leave programs at the state level.

Can Family Leave Policies Be Too Generous? It Seems So

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News Article
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Can Family Leave Policies Be Too Generous? It Seems So
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New York Times

"But it turns out that long paid leaves can also hold back women. Researchers are finding that even as family leave boosts labor force participation by women, it can have negative effects on their job opportunities."

Baseball Player Ryan Braun Supported While On Paternity Leave During Teams' Playoff Chase

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Blog
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Baseball Player Ryan Braun Supported While On Paternity Leave During Teams' Playoff Chase
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Fathers, Work and Family (http://fathersworkandfamily.com)
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Scott Behson, PhD

Ryan Braun Supported While On Paternity Leave During Brewers’ Playoff Chase

Work+Family Summary: August 2014

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Newsletter
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Work+Family Summary: August 2014
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My Family Care

In this month's summary, Ben Black looks at Daimler's holiday emails policy, gender pay gap findings, and snowplough parents (the worst, apparently)

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