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Marcy Karin

Entries by Marcy Karin

It's Time for Paid Safe Time

(13) Comments | Posted October 5, 2015 | 12:34 PM

Domestic violence permeates our workplaces. About one in five full-time workers in America have experienced some form of domestic violence. Of those, 96 percent of victims had the crime spill over into work. Contrary to popular belief, domestic violence is not a private crime, and some...

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Charting the Wave of New LGBT Protections at Work

(3) Comments | Posted April 8, 2015 | 6:15 PM

Co-authored by Nicole Fries, Certified Limited Practice Student, Work-Life Law and Policy Clinic, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University

Starting April 8, 2015, employers who do business with the federal government may not discriminate against applicants and employees on the basis of sexual orientation or gender...

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Updates From My Inbox: New State and Local Work-Life Laws

(0) Comments | Posted November 6, 2013 | 12:55 PM

Like most professionals, my inbox gets flooded with email alerts from various news sources, organizations, government agencies and other stakeholders that work on the substantive areas in which I practice, research and teach. A recent cross-country flight offered me an opportunity to catch up on the emails that came my...

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Breastfeeding In Non-traditional Occupations is Key to Improving Access to Higher-Paying, Skilled Careers

(3) Comments | Posted August 22, 2013 | 2:45 PM

Co-authored by Robin Runge, Director of Policy and Advocacy, Wider Opportunities for Women.

August is National Breastfeeding Month. This is a great opportunity for employers of women in non-traditional occupations to take a moment to learn what they can do to support nursing employees and ensure that they...

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Reasonable Break Time Provided Amidst the Breastfeeding Media Craze

(2) Comments | Posted October 24, 2012 | 2:26 PM

Breastfeeding caused a media blitz in 2012. Protests over the removal of certain pictures of women breastfeeding caused a clarification of Facebook policy in February. In March, Beyoncé breastfed baby Blue Ivy in public. In April, Miranda Kerr posted pictures of her breastfeeding baby Flynn on her Twitter account. In...

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A Call to Incorporate Workplace Flexibility Into Law School Curricula

(2) Comments | Posted November 4, 2010 | 1:55 PM

October was National Work and Family Month. This year, events across the nation were held throughout October that tapped into a movement to bring new voices to a conversation about how workplace flexibility can be a core tool to support individual employees and employers as well as families and communities...

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