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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:

Spotlight on A Better Balance

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Blog
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Spotlight on A Better Balance
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1 Million for Work Flexibility

Multinationals, Public Policy and Paid Leaves - Center for American Progress Brief

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Brief
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Multinationals, Public Policy and Paid Leaves - Center for American Progress Brief
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Center for American Progress
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Ariane Ollier-Malaterre

What Makes a Company One of the "Best"

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Blog
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What Makes a Company One of the "Best"
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Robin Hardman Communications Blog (also on Huffington Post)

Working Mother Media has published some numbers that provide a fascinating comparison between those companies on the most recent  (2016) “100 Best Companies

Workin’ 9 to 5: How School Schedules Make Life Harder for Working Parents

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Report
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Workin’ 9 to 5: How School Schedules Make Life Harder for Working Parents
Source: 
Center for American Progress
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Judi C Casey

"But in many ways, schools have not updated their policies to adapt to this changed world, and this means that large numbers of working parents must split their time between being a committed parent and being a committed working professional. 

This report, then, aims to answer three questions:

How misaligned are school and work schedules?

What can schools do to support parents as they try to meet their obligations to their employers and to their children?

How can schools and districts pay for this effort? 

The Care Report

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Report
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The Care Report
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New America, Better Life Lab and Care.com
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Judi C Casey

The New America Care Report examines the cost, quality, and availability of child care across the United States.

New and Expanded Employer Paid Family Leave Policies (2015-2016)

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Report
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New and Expanded Employer Paid Family Leave Policies (2015-2016)
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CLASP, National Partnership for Women & Families
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Judi C Casey

The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) and the National Partnership for Women & Families  have released an updated version of our employer paid leave chart, New and Expanded Employer Paid Family Leave Policies (2015-2016), which highlights new paid family leave policies announced from 2015 through the present by high-profile companies. Of note is that recently, two companies, Deloitte and Discovery Communications, have begun providing family leave that allows for elder care and care for a seriously ill family member.

New App Helps Shift Workers Swap Hours

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News Article
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New App Helps Shift Workers Swap Hours
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Boston Globe
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Judi C Casey

"Called Shyft, the app emerged from Seattle Techstars, an accelerator program that backs promising startups. With little marketing and no cooperation from major retailers, Shyft says it has signed up 12,000 workers at US Starbucks stores, more than 7,500 at McDonald's, and 3,500-plus at Old Navy. In the past three months, workers have exchanged the equivalent of 26,000 hours on the app, according to Shyft chief executive officer Brett Patrontasch.

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