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 On the Road with FMLA for 22 Years http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/on-the-road-with-fmla-for-22-years Wed, 05 Aug 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/on-the-road-with-fmla-for-22-years Out of Sync: How Unemployment Insurance Rules Fail Workers with Volatile Job Schedules http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/out-of-sync-how-unemployment-insurance-rules-fail-workers-with-volatile-job-schedules Tue, 04 Aug 2015 10:27:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/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. 

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Schedules that Work Act Reintroduced in House and Senate http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/schedules-that-work-act-reintroduced-in-house-and-senate Fri, 17 Jul 2015 17:10:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/schedules-that-work-act-reintroduced-in-house-and-senate Federal Legislation to Address Volatile Job Schedules http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/federal-legislation-to-address-volatile-job-schedules Wed, 15 Jul 2015 10:17:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/federal-legislation-to-address-volatile-job-schedules Job Schedules that Work for Businesses in the District http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/job-schedules-that-work-for-businesses-in-the-district Mon, 13 Jul 2015 11:39:08 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/job-schedules-that-work-for-businesses-in-the-district D.C. Workers Have Too Few Hours, Too Little Notice http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/d-c-workers-have-too-few-hours-too-little-notice Fri, 19 Jun 2015 13:55:07 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/d-c-workers-have-too-few-hours-too-little-notice Paid Sick Days and Paid Family Leave: Just What the Doctor Ordered for National Women’s Health Week http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/paid-sick-days-and-paid-family-leave-just-what-the-doctor-ordered-for-national-womens-health-week Wed, 13 May 2015 14:00:02 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/paid-sick-days-and-paid-family-leave-just-what-the-doctor-ordered-for-national-womens-health-week New Tool for Employers Calculates the Full Cost of Employee Turnover http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/new-tool-for-employers-calculates-the-full-cost-of-employee-turnover Tue, 12 May 2015 14:23:22 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/new-tool-for-employers-calculates-the-full-cost-of-employee-turnover Persistence Pays Off for Earned Sick Days Advocates; State, Local Momentum Driving National Action http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/persistence-pays-off-for-earned-sick-days-advocates-state-local-momentum-driving-national-action Fri, 13 Feb 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/persistence-pays-off-for-earned-sick-days-advocates-state-local-momentum-driving-national-action One year later, the results of Jersey City’s Earned Sick Days law are promising http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/one-year-later-the-results-of-jersey-citys-earned-sick-days-law-are-promising Wed, 15 Apr 2015 11:49:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/one-year-later-the-results-of-jersey-citys-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.

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On the Heels of State and Local Earned Sick Days Wins, Federal Bill is Re-Introduced http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/on-the-heels-of-state-and-local-earned-sick-days-wins-federal-bill-is-re-introduced Thu, 12 Feb 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/on-the-heels-of-state-and-local-earned-sick-days-wins-federal-bill-is-re-introduced Access to Unemployment Insurance Benefits for Family Caregivers: An Analysis of State Rules and Practices http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/access-to-unemployment-insurance-benefits-for-family-caregivers-an-analysis-of-state-rules-and-practices Thu, 09 Apr 2015 15:26:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/access-to-unemployment-insurance-benefits-for-family-caregivers-an-analysis-of-state-rules-and-practices Inequities in Paid Sick Days Access, “No-Fault” Attendance Policies Show Need for Public Policy http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/inequities-in-paid-sick-days-access-no-fault-attendance-policies-show-need-for-public-policy Tue, 24 Feb 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/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.”

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Wages Lost, Jobs at Risk: The Serious Consequences of Lack of Paid Leave http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/wages-lost-jobs-at-risk-the-serious-consequences-of-lack-of-paid-leave Thu, 05 Feb 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/wages-lost-jobs-at-risk-the-serious-consequences-of-lack-of-paid-leave FMLA Anniversary Marks Progress, Reminds Us There’s More to Do http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/fmla-anniversary-marks-progress-reminds-us-theres-more-to-do Thu, 05 Feb 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/highlights/fmla-anniversary-marks-progress-reminds-us-theres-more-to-do 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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