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New App Helps Shift Workers Swap Hours

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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.

New Health and Economic Research on Work and Family Policies in the United States and Canada

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New Health and Economic Research on Work and Family Policies in the United States and Canada
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IWPR
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Judi C Casey

Watch: Senate Briefing on Work and Family Policies in the United States and Canada held on June 22, 2016

IWPR and the Work and Family Researchers Network coordinated a briefing, "New Health and Economic Research on Work and Family Policies in the United States and Canada," sponsored by Senator Patty Murray.

Panelists presented current research on the benefits of family leave policies, who accesses benefits, and barriers to usage.

New York Just Created a Revolutionary New Family-Leave Policy

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New York Just Created a Revolutionary New Family-Leave Policy
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NY Magazine
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Scott Behson

New York is now the fourth U.S. State to implement paid family leave. Their program provides the largest benefit of the four.

Sick Leave and Delayed and Foregone Medical Care

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Sick Leave and Delayed and Foregone Medical Care
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Forbes
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WFRN members LeaAnne DeRigne and Patricia Stoddard-Dare

Two WFRN members, Dr. LeaAnne DeRigne (Florida Atlantic University) and Dr. Patricia Stoddard-Dare (Cleveland State University), published a recent article titled "Workers without paid sick leave less likely to take time off work for illness or injury compared to those with paid sick leave." The article was widely covered by the main stream media with TV reports, radio pieces and many newspaper and online news citations. Forbes and US News and World Report covered the article. 

Etsy's New Paid Parental Leave Policy Is Designed To Counteract Gender Bias

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Etsy's New Paid Parental Leave Policy Is Designed To Counteract Gender Bias
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FastCompany
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Monique Valcour

New Poll: As the Nation’s Unpaid Leave Law Turns 23, Nearly Four in Five Voters Agree It’s Important for Paid Family and Medical Leave to Be Next

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New Poll: As the Nation’s Unpaid Leave Law Turns 23, Nearly Four in Five Voters Agree It’s Important for Paid Family and Medical Leave to Be Next
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National Partnership for Women & Families
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Vicki Shabo

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.

The Truth About Parental Leave

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Blog
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The Truth About Parental Leave
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Debra Isaacs Schafer
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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.

4 Simple Ways to Ask for and Take Paternity Leave

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4 Simple Ways to Ask for and Take Paternity Leave
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Mashable.com

"instead of hiding family needs or worrying about being seen as insufficiently committed to work, expectant fathers should find a pro-active way to advocate for themselves and their families.

That might sound overwhelming, but there are four simple steps to help you develop a paternity leave plan"

Top Ten Work-Life Blogs of 2015

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Blog
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Top Ten Work-Life Blogs of 2015
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Eve Tahmincioglu, Families and Work Institute
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Judi C Casey

Top Ten Work-Life Blogs of 2015 compiled by Eve Tahmincioglu, Families and Work Institute

We Should Be Talking About When America Guarantees Paid Leave — Not If

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Blog
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We Should Be Talking About When America Guarantees Paid Leave — Not If
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Medium.com
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National Partnership for Women & Families

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."

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