CLASP http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/rss CLASP Highlights Feed Tue, 24 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +0000 AMPS en hourly 1 Implementing Earned Sick Days Laws: Top Tips from Connecticut, San Francisco, Seattle, and New York City http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/implementing-earned-sick-days-laws-top-tips-from-connecticut-san-francisco-and-seattle Mon, 10 Nov 2014 09:25:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/implementing-earned-sick-days-laws-top-tips-from-connecticut-san-francisco-and-seattle 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.

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Getting Down to Business Newsletter - November 2014 http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/getting-down-to-business-newsletter-november-2014 Fri, 07 Nov 2014 11:48:26 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/getting-down-to-business-newsletter-november-2014 Job Quality Wins at the Ballot Box; Next Up: Federal Laws and Implementation http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/job-quality-wins-at-the-ballot-box-next-up-federal-laws-and-implementation Wed, 05 Nov 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/job-quality-wins-at-the-ballot-box-next-up-federal-laws-and-implementation Getting Down to Business Newsletter - October 2014 http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/getting-down-to-business-newsletter-october-2014 Tue, 07 Oct 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/getting-down-to-business-newsletter-october-2014 Poverty Fell in 2013; Children and Young Adults Still Face the Greatest Risks http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/new-census-data-tell-us-that-poverty-fell-in-2013 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/new-census-data-tell-us-that-poverty-fell-in-2013 Getting Down to Business Newsletter - September 2014 http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/getting-down-to-business-september-2014 Fri, 05 Sep 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/getting-down-to-business-september-2014 Celebrate Local, State Victories on Labor Day: New Laws Promote Job Quality http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/celebrate-local-state-victories-on-labor-day-new-laws-promote-job-quality Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/celebrate-local-state-victories-on-labor-day-new-laws-promote-job-quality In the wake of the Great Recession, job growth is concentrated in low-wage sectors that leave families struggling to get by, and the wages in these sectors are getting worse. Across the country, despite gridlock in Congress, workers and advocates have been winning campaigns to enact new rules that will improve the quality of jobs, particularly those paying lower wages. 

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Starbucks’ Scheduling Changes are a Start, But We Need Public Policies http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/starbucks-scheduling-changes-are-a-start-but-we-need-public-policies Fri, 15 Aug 2014 15:38:46 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/starbucks-scheduling-changes-are-a-start-but-we-need-public-policies Local, National Initiatives Aim to Improve Working Conditions for Low-Wage Workers http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/local-national-initiatives-aim-to-improve-working-conditions-for-low-wage-workers Tue, 05 Aug 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/local-national-initiatives-aim-to-improve-working-conditions-for-low-wage-workers Paid Leave: A No-Brainer for Businesses and a Lifesaver for Workers http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/paid-leave-a-no-brainer-for-businesses-and-a-lifesaver-for-workers Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:21:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/paid-leave-a-no-brainer-for-businesses-and-a-lifesaver-for-workers Could it be that workers whose employers offer leave benefits actually end up getting sick less often because they are happier? Senator Al Franken (D-MN), tongue firmly in cheek, proposed this “radical” idea at a hearing on paid leave held by the Senate Health Economic Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee’s Subcommittee on Children and Families. Franken’s comments echo all the evidence: paid leave is a no-brainer that benefits both workers and employers. Unfortunately, far too many workers still lack paid leave, including paid sick days and paid family and medical leave.

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Job Schedules that Work for Students http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/job-schedules-that-work-students Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:06:53 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/job-schedules-that-work-students Why We Need the Schedules that Work Act: Andrea's Story http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/why-we-need-the-schedules-that-work-act-andreas-story Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:52:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/why-we-need-the-schedules-that-work-act-andreas-story On July 4th, Remember our Roots and Provide Sick Days for Immigrant Workers http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/on-july-4th-remember-our-roots-and-provide-sick-days-for-immigrant-workers Thu, 03 Jul 2014 16:01:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/on-july-4th-remember-our-roots-and-provide-sick-days-for-immigrant-workers As Foreign--Born Worker Population Grows, Many Lack Paid Sick Days http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/foreign-born-worker-population-grows-lack-paid-sick-days Thu, 03 Jul 2014 14:41:58 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/foreign-born-worker-population-grows-lack-paid-sick-days White House Summit Lifts Up Important Policy Changes http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/white-house-summit-lifts-important-policy-changes Wed, 25 Jun 2014 16:47:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/white-house-summit-lifts-important-policy-changes HuffPo Live Asks: What's Fair for Working Families? http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/huffpo-live-asks-whats-fair Tue, 24 Jun 2014 12:38:40 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/huffpo-live-asks-whats-fair Coming to America: Immigrant Parents’ Jobs Don’t Allow for Investments in Children http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/coming-to-america Wed, 18 Jun 2014 14:48:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/coming-to-america Conference Explores Connections Between Low-Wage Work and Child Poverty http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/conference-explores-connections-between-low-wage-work-and-child-poverty Fri, 13 Jun 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/conference-explores-connections-between-low-wage-work-and-child-poverty It’s in the Food: How the Lack of Paid Sick Days is Harming Health across the Board http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/its-in-the-food-how-the-lack-of-paid-sick-days-is-harming-health-across-the-board-see-more-at-httpwww-clasp-orgissueswork-life-and-job-qualityin-focussthash-jcgdl8th-dpuf Tue, 10 Jun 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/its-in-the-food-how-the-lack-of-paid-sick-days-is-harming-health-across-the-board-see-more-at-httpwww-clasp-orgissueswork-life-and-job-qualityin-focussthash-jcgdl8th-dpuf Paternity Leave for All Dads http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/paternity-leave-for-dads Mon, 09 Jun 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/paternity-leave-for-dads In honor of Father’s Day, coming up later this week, we're pleased to share a special guest post from Scott Behson. Scott is a Professor of Management at Fairleigh Dickinson University. ]]> Getting Down to Business - June 2014 http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/getting-down-to-business-june-2014 Fri, 06 Jun 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/getting-down-to-business-june-2014 Growing Attention on Paid Leave as a Dimension of Inequality http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/growing-attention-on-paid-leave-as-a-dimension-of-inequality Wed, 14 May 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/growing-attention-on-paid-leave-as-a-dimension-of-inequality President Obama, in his most recent State of the Union address,  predicted that fighting inequality would be the “defining project of our generation.” The President’s forecast reflects a growing concern among most Americans about rising economic inequality. Conversations about inequality often focus on the wage gap between those at the top and those at the bottom. However, increasingly, advocates, policymakers, and members of the public have come to recognize that other aspects of compensation, such as paid family and medical leave and earned sick time, are an important part of the equation.

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The FAMILY Act is Best for Babies http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/the-family-act-is-best-for-babies Thu, 08 May 2014 16:34:53 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/the-family-act-is-best-for-babies The first few months of children’s lives are crucial for their cognitive, social and emotional development. Social interactions with primary caregivers during these early stages are essential to shaping the architecture of babies’ brains. However, this critical bonding time is often limited by two important factors in parents’ lives: time and money. 

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Getting Down to Business Newsletter - May 2014 http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/getting-down-to-business-newsletter-may-2014 Fri, 02 May 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/getting-down-to-business-newsletter-may-2014 How Good Jobs Help Parents Meet Babies’ Vaccination Schedules http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/how-good-jobs-help-parents-meet-babies-vaccination-schedules Fri, 02 May 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/how-good-jobs-help-parents-meet-babies-vaccination-schedules As we recognize the health benefits of vaccination during National Infant Immunization Week, we must also recognize the impossible choice faced by many working parents: jeopardize their family’s financial stability to take their children to immunization appointments or put those children at risk of contracting a dangerous illness.

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