"Why has change been so slow to come and so paltry? Why is there such a gap between public opinion and political will? And why has it been possible, at some times and in some places, to achieve at least some positive change? What lessons can be drawn from the few instances of success and the many failures that we've seen in the family policy arena? This report seeks to answer these and other pressing questions, with the goal of envisioning a road map for the future."
"Too many companies still consider work/life a "women's problem," rather than a workforce problem -- or better yet an employer problem. That's why it is counterproductive to discount the work/life challenges men face. The fact that men -- the dominant group in most workplaces -- are having this problem shows how little companies are doing to address the personal needs of their employees."
The new law requires that employers with five employees or less provide at least one hour of unpaid sick leave for every 30 hours worked. Those with six or more employees will be required to provide at least one hour of paid leave for every 30 hours. Employees have up to five days of leave through the law; employers are always able to go beyond this minimum standard.