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

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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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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)

Job Creation & Quality

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Report
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Job Creation & Quality
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CLASP

A job creation and job quality agenda for Labor Day

Want a Raise? Try Taking a Vacation

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News Article
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Want a Raise? Try Taking a Vacation
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CNBC News

According to internal research by audit firm EY (formerly Ernst & Young), employees who use more vacation days end up with better performance reviews.

J. Javornik on New Shared Parental Leave Rules in the UK: Are Employers Ready For The Change?

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News Article
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J. Javornik on New Shared Parental Leave Rules in the UK: Are Employers Ready For The Change?
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The Conversation UK
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Jana Javornik/University of Leeds

New provisions allowing parents to share parental leave come into force in the UK this year. These will be available to parents in England, Scotland and Wales who will give birth to or adopt a child after April 5 next year.

Why TED Has Given All Of Its Employees A Mandatory Two-Week Summer Vacation

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News Article
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Why TED Has Given All Of Its Employees A Mandatory Two-Week Summer Vacation
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Fast Company

Here's an idea worth spreading: Enforced time off. Now, go share this with your boss.

Are you a ‘Work Martyr?’

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News Article
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Are you a ‘Work Martyr?’
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Washington Post

"Never take vacation? Dread the pile up of work if you do? Feel no one can do your job if you leave? That you’re indispensable? Or worse, do you worry that if you take a break, no one will think you really are?"

Youtube's CEO is About to Take the Highest-Profile Maternity Leave Since Marissa Mayer

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News Article
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Youtube's CEO is About to Take the Highest-Profile Maternity Leave Since Marissa Mayer
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Fast Company

"This week, new YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki revealed in an interview with Re/code that she is expecting her fifth child in December. As she recently told Fast Company, work and motherhood are inextricably linked for her, and she associates each of her children with a milestone at Google, where she was employee number 16."

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