All Featured Highlights: Work/Life and Job Quality
- Sep 16, 2015 | Liz Ben-Ishai Volatile Job Schedules and Access to Public Benefits When combined with low wages and low income, workers with volatile schedules find themselves in need of income support from public benefits programs. However, the scheduling issues driving their need for public benefits often create barriers to access.
- Sep 10, 2015 | Zoe Ziliak Michel President Celebrates Labor Day by Extending Paid Sick Days to Government Contractors President Obama extended paid sick time to all federally contracted employees this Labor Day and called for a national policy for paid sick days.
- Sep 03, 2015 | Liz Ben-Ishai Getting Down to Business September 2015 Getting Down to Business is CLASP's monthly update on business, paid leave and scheduling news.
- Aug 05, 2015 | Jodie Levin-Epstein On the Road with FMLA for 22 Years 22 years ago the FMLA began to reach actual workers who could take unpaid family and medical leave without fear of losing jobs. FMLA needs to be modernized since 40 percent of workers are excluded, and a new program of paid leave should be established.
Aug 04, 2015
| By Liz Ben-Ishai, Rick McHugh & Claire McKenna
Out of Sync: How Unemployment Insurance Rules Fail Workers with Volatile Job Schedules
The UI system has not caught up with the realities of today’s labor market and often fails workers with volatile schedules when they are most in need. With the changes advocated here, we can bring UI programs more into sync with the realities of workers experiencing volatile scheduling.
- Jul 17, 2015 | Zoe Ziliak Michel Schedules that Work Act Reintroduced in House and Senate The Schedules That Work Act was reintroduced in the House and Senate on Wednesday, July 15. If passed, the bill will ensure stability and fairer practices for low-wage employees.
- Jul 15, 2015 | Liz Ben-Ishai Federal Legislation to Address Volatile Job Schedules Employers rely on their employees to keep their businesses running. However, workers can only do that when they have quality jobs, which include (among other features) stable, predictable, and flexible schedules.
- Jul 13, 2015 | Liz Ben-Ishai Job Schedules that Work for Businesses in the District This brief overviews scheduling practices in Washington D.C. and emphasizes that it’s time for D.C. to add fair scheduling practices to its suite of basic labor protections, making the District a decent place to work and great place to do business.
- Jun 19, 2015 | Liz Ben-Ishai D.C. Workers Have Too Few Hours, Too Little Notice According to a new study, workers in Washington, D.C. often receive their schedules with just a few days’ notice. They also don't have get enough hours to make ends meet.
- May 13, 2015 | Felicia Onuma Paid Sick Days and Paid Family Leave: Just What the Doctor Ordered for National Women’s Health Week
- May 12, 2015 New Tool for Employers Calculates the Full Cost of Employee Turnover To help business owners understand the cost of turnover, the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) and Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) have released an updated turnover calculator.
- Feb 13, 2015 | Liz Ben-Ishai Persistence Pays Off for Earned Sick Days Advocates; State, Local Momentum Driving National Action
Apr 15, 2015
| Felicia J. Onuma
One year later, the results of Jersey City’s Earned Sick Days law are promising
One year after Jersey City’s earned sick days ordinance took effect, the verdict is in: workers and business are both winning big. Contrary to opponents’ predictions, a new study shows that more than one-third of employers have experienced higher employee productivity, made better-quality hires, and had less employee turnover since implementing the law.
- Feb 12, 2015 | CLASP On the Heels of State and Local Earned Sick Days Wins, Federal Bill is Re-Introduced February 12, 2015, Washington, D.C. – Today, Members of Congress answered President Obama’s call for “a bill that gives every worker in America the opportunity to earn seven days of paid sick leave.”
- Apr 09, 2015 | AARP Public Policy Institute, CLASP, and NELP Access to Unemployment Insurance Benefits for Family Caregivers: An Analysis of State Rules and Practices Workers who lose their jobs due to caring for older, sick, or disabled family members are unlikely to receive unemployment insurance (UI) benefits. This is the case despite provisions in some states’ UI rules that are intended to address such situations.
Feb 24, 2015
| Liz Ben-Ishai
Inequities in Paid Sick Days Access, “No-Fault” Attendance Policies Show Need for Public Policy
According to a new analysis of the 2014 National Study of Employers, many workers whose companies offer paid sick days still face barriers to access. The report, co-authored by Families and Work Institute (FWI) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) as part of their joint When Work Works project, finds that many firms exclude part-time workers from their paid sick time policies and some impose unfair and counterproductive “no-fault attendance policies.”
- Feb 05, 2015 Wages Lost, Jobs at Risk: The Serious Consequences of Lack of Paid Leave
- Feb 05, 2015 | Liz Ben-Ishai FMLA Anniversary Marks Progress, Reminds Us There’s More to Do Let’s make this the last year we celebrate FMLA while still waiting for paid leave for all workers. By passing common-sense legislation, next year we can celebrate FMLA as a stepping stone that got us where we needed to go.
Nov 10, 2014
| Liz Ben-Ishai
Implementing Earned Sick Days Laws: Top Tips from Connecticut, San Francisco, Seattle, and New York City
The lessons learned from earned sick days implementation experiences in Connecticut, San Francisco, and Seattle are useful not only for officials in cities or states with newly passed sick days laws, but also for advocates, who may want to consider the implementation process as they work to draft and pass legislation.
- Nov 07, 2014 | Liz Ben-Ishai Getting Down to Business Newsletter - November 2014