Part-Time Work

Author Insights: Alex Soojung-Kim Pang on Rest

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Author Insights: Alex Soojung-Kim Pang on Rest
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1 Million for Work Flexibility

Alex Soojung-Kim Pang is the author of Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less. Drawing on history, neuroscience, and psychology, “Rest” argues that leisure and mind-wandering are essential components to creative lives, and that many of history’s most creative and prolific people crafted daily routines that allowed some of their best insights and ideas to emerge during their leisure hours. 

A Guide to the Health Benefits of Breastfeeding

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A Guide to the Health Benefits of Breastfeeding
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Bradley University’s Online Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN-FNP) program

The enormous health benefits of breast-feeding for children and mothers cannot be disputed. However, all across the country, discrimination and shaming still plague women who do so, especially in the workplace and in public. Greater public awareness is necessary to increase acceptance.

The Curse of Flexible Work

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News Article
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The Curse of Flexible Work
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BBC.com

Deviating from the nine-to-five isn’t always liberating – it can often be a constant source of stress.

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.

Take 5: Wingham Rowan on the Flexible Labor Market

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Take 5: Wingham Rowan on the Flexible Labor Market
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1 Million for Work Flexibility

Director of Britain's Beyond Jobs project, author, and TED speaker Wingham Rowan draws a link between flexible work and modern financial markets.

Volatile Schedules and No Safety Net Denial of Unemployment Benefits All too Common for Workers with Irregular Schedules

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Volatile Schedules and No Safety Net Denial of Unemployment Benefits All too Common for Workers with Irregular Schedules
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CLASP and National Employment Law Project
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Jerry A. Jacobs

The Problem with Part-Time Work Is That It’s Rarely Part-Time

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Blog
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The Problem with Part-Time Work Is That It’s Rarely Part-Time
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Harvard Business Review Blog Network
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Judi C Casey

"Women--and men--who are tempted to shift to a part-time schedule should first consider whether they could work a full-time schedule more flexibly. That seems to be the real ideal."

Inequities in Paid Sick Days Access “No-Fault” Attendance Policies Show Need for Public Policy

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News Article
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Inequities in Paid Sick Days Access “No-Fault” Attendance Policies Show Need for Public Policy
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CLASP
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Judi Casey

"Although many employers report that they provide paid sick time to most of their employees, few extend this crucial labor standard to all employees. The study, which surveyed over 1,000 employers with 50 or more employees, found that less than half--41 percent--offered all employees with at least one year on the job access to paid sick days. Another 46 percent said they offered most employees with one year of tenure paid sick days. (These numbers vary slightly for employers with paid time off (PTO) policies, which aggregate all forms of leave.

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