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“Under the ALI [American Law Institute] definition, a de facto parent is a person who shares (at least) equally in primary childcare responsibilities while residing with a child for reasons other...
“…the ability to make work-related decisions. When employees can make decisions related to the way they work, they are able to devise coping strategies than can mitigate the effects of stress” (...
“The traditional defined benefit plan provides a monthly income for the life of the participant (and spouse, unless the participant and spouse elect some other form of benefit). The amount of a...
"On-site facilities, subsidization, or information about child or elder care, parental leave." (Grandey & Cordeiro) One of two categories of work-life benefits that specifically considers needs...
“A generic term for child care, eldercare, and care of the disabled.” (Stebbins, 2001, p. 232). Related: Dependent Care Assistance Program “An employee benefit that allows employers to offer...
“The new code 152 definition of dependent borrows many of the old rules, but reorganizes them and adds several significant new requirements. Under the new definition of dependent, an individual can...
“The act of committing fund money among alternative asset categories.” (The Savitz Organization - Glossary http://www.savitz.com/glossary.aspx?id=3616) Related: Deployment [of personnel]: “Sending...
The term is used to describe a process whereby adulthood is broken down into different phases, for example young adulthood, middle age, young elderly etc. (Brannen). "In family systems theories, the...
"We define social inclusion as the degree to which there are similar social expectations and opportunities for single employees and those with families. Social inclusion occurs when formal and...
Adults or children with disabilities have “a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities” or have a “record of” or are “regarded as” having such an...
“The ACS definition of disability is based on three questions. (1) Does this person have any of the following long-lasting conditions: (a) blindness, deafness, or a severe vision or hearing...
“An individual with a disability is a person who: (1) Has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities; (2) Has a record of such an impairment; or (3)...
"Disclosure, revealing a child’s disability or special needs outside the family, is used by parents in the work domain as an employment-based strategy to enhance work-life integration, particularly...
"Today's distance work is interesting because available technology is changing rapidly, and groups vary enormously in what they have access to. However, to support synchronous work we can assume that...
"A process intended to create and maintain a positive work environment where the similarities and differences of individuals are valued, so that all can reach their potential and maximize their...
“Variety, or the opposite of homogeneity. In social organizations the term usually refers to the range of personnel who more accurately represent minority populations and people from varied...
"Changing gender roles." (Brannen & Nilsen citing Bengston) Gender is the activity of managing situated conduct in light of normative conceptions of attitudes and activities appropriate of...
“'Domestic partners' are two adults—either of the same or opposite sex—who are mutually dependent on one another" (Cartlet, 2001, p.12K).
“Domestic violence is a pattern of behavior in which one intimate partner uses physical violence, coercion, threats, intimidation, isolation, and emotional, sexual, or economic abuse to control the...
“This double standard was described as resulting in expectations for single workers to put in longer hours, to volunteer for additional work, and to assume a variety of work activities that were not...
“In its basic form…a DROP is structured as a delayed distribution from a qualified employer defined benefit plan, and it is adopted to encourage employees to remain in the workforce (with the same...
"A perspective that posits that equity and family responsiveness are not adversarial to organizational functioning, but can complement organizational efforts and create positive synergies."
“The majority of workers no longer relate to work with a singular focus; instead, work is just one critical priority that competes with others for attention…They have dependent children, dependent...
"Marriages in which both partners pursue occupational careers."
“A married couple in which both partners are enlisted or commissioned by the military” (Huffman & Payne, 2006).
"A document that grants a person(s) the legal powers to perform on behalf of the Grantor certain specified acts and functions, related to real estate, banking and financial transactions, personal and...