November has been a massive month for all things work+family. In this month's summary we highlight a recent gender equality report, the importance of flexible working, and the complexities of shared parental leave.
"In exciting news for earned sick days and paid family and medical leave advocates across the country, the American Public Health Association (APHA) has issued a new policy statement supporting steps to create paid leave policies. This is a tremendous endorsement for paid leave campaigns, as well as for millions of U.S. workers who currently lack any access paid leave."
"But more workers may be starting to do more than quietly grumble about the policies, according to discrimination lawyers, researchers and legal experts who run a workplace discrimination hot line. More employees -- particularly men of the millennial generation, whose oldest members are in their early 30s -- are filing legal actions against their employers, these experts say."
"Workers in San Francisco will soon have a potential avenue to address time-at-work issues. This week, the city's board of supervisors unanimously passed the Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance, which will give workers who have personal caregiving obligations the right to request changes to their working conditions in order to meet these obligations. San Francisco's new law follows closely on the heels of a similar provision passed as a part of an equal pay bill in the state of Vermont earlier this year."