In recognition of the Family and Medical Leave Act's 23rd anniversary, the National Partnership for Women & Families commissioned new national polling data to measure public support for paid family and medical leave and updated our FMLA Q & A guide.
Debra I. Schafer, Executive Advisor; Founder/CEO, Education Navigation, LLC
Parental leave is very much a "hot topic" for working parents and now, for companies, and there's progress being made in this area. Yet there are millions of working parents/employees whose needs are not being met so we still have a long way to go.
Two years after the initial introduction of the Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act (FAMILY Act), the National Partnership for Women & Families' Vice President, Vicki Shabo, shares her pet peeve: "When people say national paid family and medical leave in this country is a long way off."
Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and Blake Mycoskie of TOMS Shoes are “new school” male CEOs who are sending an important message about the importance of fatherhood relative to business and how an involved home life goes together with financial success.
After all, if Facebook can survive without Zuckerberg for two months and TOMS can get by without Mycoskie for 12 weeks, what excuse do other top managers have for not taking or not providing extended paternity leave? Here are my thoughts on this exciting development.
"1 Million for Work Flexibility has more than 80 organizations on board to date as part of our coalition--and counting. We're pleased to share more information about our supporter Take Back Your Time in today's 'Spotlight On...."
Today's workforce includes more than 23 million family caregivers, and that number is only projected to grow. Competing for talent will be tougher as candidates increasingly look for employers who support this part of their life. The good news? Support doesn't need to be complicated or expensive to drive positive impact.