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"The study of labor-management relations (LMR) refers to the rules and policies which govern and organize employment, how these are established and implemented, and how they affect the needs and...
"Leave donation programs allow employees to contribute accrued paid leave days - most often, sick and annual leave - to co-workers who have exhausted their own leave. The donated leave can sometimes...
“Time when one has permission to be absent from work or duty” (Leave2, 2004). Being allowed to be away from work.” (Dictionary of Human Resources & Personnel Management)
"Any authorized times away from work. Leaves may be fully paid, partially paid, or unpaid and may or may not include full benefits coverage. One of the most common leaves is taking time off to become...
"...[B]ecause of the diversity of life course situations, neighborhoods are unlikely to have the same effects on all dual-earner couples. Some couples have young children, others are deeply involved...
"Postmodern: turning attention away from collective forms of identification and self understanding, to individualized practices which give more freedom to the individual to map out their own route to...
Life satisfaction is an overall assessment of feelings and attitudes about one’s life at a particular point in time ranging from negative to positive. It is one of three major indicators of well-...
“Life stage: Super (1990) proposed five life stages (Growth, or childhood; Exploration, or adolescence; Establishment, or young adulthood; Maintenance, or middle adulthood; and Decline, or old age)...
“Light therapy…can help reduce shift lag (Dawson, et al., 1994). In light therapy, workers are exposed to bright light during the time the body starts lowering its temperature, which is normally...
Line of sight is a concept from theory on compensation and goal-setting that suggests that rewards and performance goals should be designed so that the employee sees a common line of sight between...
Living apart together refers to couples who have an ongoing self-defined couple relationship without everyday cohabiting (Levin & Trost, 1999, pp. 280-281).
Living wages are those that are “high enough to allow workers to meet basic needs” (Thompson & Chapman, 2006, p.1). “The living wage level is usually the wage a full-time worker would need to...
“…defined as more than 48 hours a week.” (p. 2)
“caregivers who provide care for an elder who lives at least an hour away” (pg. 6-7).
A low income working family is a “working family with income less than 200 percent of the poverty threshold” (p.12).
“The Economy Policy Institute reports that approximately 24 percent (almost one-fourth) of all American workers today earn below-poverty incomes ($8.71 an hour or less.) Low-income workers tend to be...