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A face time culture is one where time spent at work is seen as a signal of or a social cue of an individual's level of productivity and organizational commitment.(Kossek). "Time spent meeting someone...
“…1938 passage…The original act specified that all hours beyond 44 per week yield an overtime premium on the wage of 50 per cent per hour. Two years later, the act was amended to make the 40 hour...
“The family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the State” (United Nations, 1948). “Society’s definition of ‘family’ is rapidly...
“It is the consequence of the family’s meeting the collective needs of its members and responding effectively to the demands placed on it by external forces. Thus, it is the product of both internal...
“…FMLA means the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, Public Law 103-3 (February 5, 1993), 107 Stat. 6 (29 U.S.C. 2601 et seq.)… The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA or Act) allows "...
"Historically, the term family diversity referred to variations from a traditional family. This implied that there was one best type of family, and that all other family types were dysfunctional and...
"Focuses on interactions and exchanges between families and other (micro, meso, exo and macro) systems." (Edwards citing Hogan). "Argues that middle-class parents endow their children with a cultural...
“A family household is a household maintained by a householder who is in a family (as defined above), and includes any unrelated people (unrelated subfamily members and/or secondary individuals) who...
This type of bill addresses the needs of working families to take short-term leave for school activities, such as a parent/teacher conference. Proposals include leave allotments of between 4 and 40...
Family leave insurance programs are very similar to state disability insurance programs, but provide employees who need to take time off work to care for a new child or an ill family member with...
“Family leave allows employees to take time off from work to care for their families, deal with an emergency or recuperate from a serious illness with a guaranteed job when they return.” "Job- and...
“One can also distinguish one’s natal family or family of orientation, the family into which one is born, from one’s family of procreation, the family one creates through, and following, one’s...
"Family responsibilities discrimination is employment discrimination against workers who have family responsibilities. Pregnant women, mothers and fathers of young children, and employees with aging...
“Family responsibility encompasses more than working mothers or fathers caring for children; it also includes any worker caring for another family member for example, single adults caring for aunts...
A constellation of formal and informal services and tangible goods that encompasses “whatever it takes” for a family to care for and live with a child or adolescent who has an emotional, behavioral,...
Family support is enlisted by parents: a constellation of formal and informal services and tangible goods that are defined and determined by families. It is “whatever it takes” for a family to care...
Ratio of married women's wages to married men's wages (Schor).
"Given the difficulty of defining individual well-being, defining (and measuring) family well-being is even more complex. One approach is simply to assume that family well-being is the sum of its...
"In dealing with work-family issues and E.U. members subscribe to one of four models. The second model is a family-centered care model and includes Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, and Luxembourg....
"Refers to the resentment among some employees regarding unequal access to and use of family friendly benefits." (Grandey & Cordeiro) "[C]hildless workers who do not get to use family-...
Aspects of communities or neighborhoods that facilitate the management of family roles as they intersect with work and other social responsibilities. Community family friendliness is commonly...
"Are programs sponsored by the organization designed to help employees balance work and family roles. Including but not limited to health or stress management programs; Family and Medical Leave Act;...
“Family-Supportive Polices are services such as flextime and childcare that help make the management of everyday family responsibilities easier” (Allen, 2001, p. 417).
“The Family-Supportive Supervisor is one who is sympathetic to the employee’s desire to seek balance between work and family who engages in efforts to help the employee accommodate his or her work...
Another related concept, which is under development in the European literature in particular, is that of the “fatherhood regime”, in order to help us to understand why fatherhood is configured in...
The feminization of poverty is the “growing female share of the population living under the poverty line” (p.7).
“At least half the hours worked most days in the prior week fall between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.” (Presser, 2003, p. 416).
“At least half the hours worked most days in the prior week fall between 4 p.m. and midnight” (Presser, 2003, p. 416).
“At least half the hours worked most days in the prior week fall between midnight and 8 a.m.” (Presser, 2003, p. 416).
“Fixed schedules consist of working hours and working days that are the same from week to week. This type of schedule can allow the employee’s body to adjust to a different circadian cycle” (Oexman,...