All Featured Highlights: Sick Days and Family Medical Leave
- Apr 20, 2016 | Liz Ben-Ishai L.A. Sick Days Victory Packs Equity Punch
- Apr 07, 2016 | Zoe Ziliak Michel Chamber of Commerce Members Support Job Quality Legislation
- Mar 31, 2016 | Zoe Ziliak Michel and Liz Ben-Ishai Good Jobs for All: Racial Inequities in Job Quality
- Mar 24, 2016 | Zoe Ziliak Michel The Healthy Families Act - Fact Sheet for Businesses (Spanish)
- Mar 24, 2016 | Zoe Ziliak Michel The Business Benefits of Paid Sick Time (Spanish)
- Feb 03, 2016 | Zoe Ziliak Michel Don’t be Fooled: Paid Sick Time Laws Don’t Cost Jobs
- Jan 29, 2016 | Zoe Ziliak Michel The Healthy Families Act: A Fact Sheet for Businesses
- Jan 29, 2016 | Zoe Ziliak Michel The Healthy Families Act: A Detailed Review for Businesses
- Jan 29, 2016 | Zoe Ziliak Michel The Business Benefits of Paid Sick Time
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 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.”
- Jun 13, 2014 | Lauren French Conference Explores Connections Between Low-Wage Work and Child Poverty More than 16 million children in the United States are living in poverty, making our child poverty rate—a shocking 23 percent—one of the highest in the developed world.
Jun 09, 2014
| Scott Behson
Paternity Leave for All 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.
- Jun 06, 2014 | Liz Ben-Ishai Getting Down to Business Newsletter - June 2014 Getting Down to Business is CLASP's monthly update on the latest news about business and paid leave.
May 14, 2014
| Lauren French
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. - See more at: http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/in-focus/growing-attention-on-paid-leave-as-a-dimension-of-inequality#sthash.79gbnPt2.dpuf
May 08, 2014
| Lauren French
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.
May 02, 2014
| Lauren French
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.
- Mar 14, 2014 | Lauren French Working for Business: Effects of Connecticut's Earned Sick Leave Law The results are in: Connecticut’s earned sick days law has not hurt the state’s economy or taken a toll on individual businesses.
Jan 16, 2014
| Lauren French
Shriver Report Shines Light on Women in Poverty
Despite the fact that women have become increasingly essential to our workplaces and are outnumbering men in our institutions of higher learning, a shocking number of women are still living one illness, car breakdown, or missed paycheck away from financial disaster.
- Jan 10, 2014 Getting Down to Business Newsletter - January Issue Getting Down to Business is CLASP's monthly update on the latest news about business and paid leave.