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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
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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.

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

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Other
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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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News Article
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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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News Article
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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. 

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