Family Friendly Employers

Category: Special Situations

Working Mother – 2008 Best of Congress (2008)

Sponsor: Working Mother

“We rely on our congressional leaders to create laws like the groundbreaking Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), and increases to federal minimum wage to help make working moms’ lives more manageable. But even family-focused lawmakers don’t always practice in their own offices what they preach publicly. Since it’s up to individual congressional leaders to decide on their own office policies regarding pay, paid leave time and flextime, each office operates much like a small business. Due to the rigorous demands of Capitol Hill, however, meeting the workplace flexibility needs of employees is often the last thing on congressional agendas during a busy legislative session. The Best of Congress awards were launched in partnership with Corporate Voices for Working Families in Washington, DC, to honor the senators and representatives from both sides of the aisle who sponsor and vote for laws that help working women, advocate for causes important to moms, and establish family-friendly policies for their own employees.”


Last Updated:
August 2008