Archives

Choosing between your child and your job

When my four-year-old son was recently discharged after undergoing facial reconstructive surgery at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, many friends and family members asked how I was holding up, how I was handling the stress and lack of sleep and all

Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Column, Paid Sick Days

The day after Mother’s Day: An overdue economic gift for moms

Most kids today grow up with their mom in the workforce. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, two-thirds of new mothers now return to paid work within a year after giving birth, usually in the first few months. Back in

Tagged with: , , , , ,
Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Column, Equal Pay, Paid Family and Medical Leave

The Importance of Paid Family and Medical Leave: Shelby’s Story

One woman’s story about losing her wages and nearly losing her home when she had to take a short leave to care for her daughter and her dad. Shelby Ramirez – a mother of two, caregiver, full-time worker and student

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Paid Family and Medical Leave

Morgan Stanley Vice Chairman: Invest in Paid Family Leave

A strong voice from Wall Street is weighing in on the importance of paid family leave for parents of newborn children and people caring for seriously ill or elderly relatives. Tom Nides served as Deputy Secretary of State and recently

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Paid Family and Medical Leave

The brilliance of “daddy days”: How paternity leave can narrow the gap between working moms and dads

When Chris Renshaw told his co-workers that he was planning to take six weeks of paternity leave, they responded with overwhelming support. “It’s definitely looked at in a good light,” says Renshaw, 28, who lives in Northern California and was taking

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Paid Family and Medical Leave

Business Leaders Voice Support for the FAMILY Act

Last week, the FAMILY Act, a bill that would establish a national paid family and medical leave insurance program, was introduced to Congress for the first time. The National Partnership for Women and Families joined together with more than 415

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Paid Family and Medical Leave, Paid Sick Days

The FAMILY Act is Badly Needed to Update the Outdated Workplace Policies That Are Hurting America’s Families

Most Americans have no access to paid leave when babies are born or serious personal or family medical needs arise, but that will change when Congress passes the Family And Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act. This badly needed legislation was

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Paid Family and Medical Leave, Paid Sick Days

California puts the modern family in paid family leave law

Before October 1st California employees could only take paid family leave for a seriously ill spouse, domestic partner, child or parent. Of course, the reality is that a modern family’ often includes extended family members. Now, California can celebrate being

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Paid Family and Medical Leave

81 Percent of New Moms Don’t Even Qualify for the FMLA

August 5th, 2013 marks the 20-year anniversary of the Family Medical Leave Act – the nation’s first law guaranteeing most workers job-protected unpaid leave for certain medical or family emergencies. This week our blog will focus on the importance of family and

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Paid Family and Medical Leave

10 Years of Advocacy and Two Presidential Vetoes: The Political Backstory of FMLA

August 5th, 2013 marks the 20-year anniversary of the Family Medical Leave Act – the nation’s first law guaranteeing most workers job-protected unpaid leave for certain medical or family emergencies. This week our blog will focus on the importance of family and

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Paid Family and Medical Leave, Paid Sick Days
Search the blog

Search Publications

By publication type

By author

By issue area

Search Newsroom

By media type

By issue area