iOS app Android app

Paid Leave

Italy’s Paid Menstrual-Leave Bill Would Come With A Big Cost To Women

Quartz | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 03.29.2017 | World

Italian women who suffer from painful periods might be close to getting a monthly “menstrual leave”—up to three paid days off, upon presenting a...

Beer Company Gives Its Staff A Week's Paid 'Pawternity' Leave

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 02.20.2017 | Weird News

This is one totally paw-some job perk. Bosses at Scotland-based craft beer company BrewDog are giving their almost 1,000 employees around the world on...

Paid Leave Shouldn't Be a Laughing Matter

Debra L. Ness | Posted 02.08.2017 | Comedy
Debra L. Ness

Laughing so we don't cry is a coping mechanism for many of us these days. It can also inspire meaningful action. That's the goal of a new public ser...

We Need Millennial Mojo

Riane Eisler | Posted 01.18.2017 | Politics
Riane Eisler

Co-Authored by: Valerie Young, JD, Outreach director for CPS's Caring Economy Campaign. Valerie's work appears extensively in social media, @WomanInDC...

Progress, Promise and Peril: The Imperative to Continue Workplace Policy Gains in 2017

Debra L. Ness | Posted 01.09.2017 | Politics
Debra L. Ness

Co-authored by Vicki Shabo 2016 was a historic year for adoption of some critically important policies and practices that improve the quality of jobs...

Rewrite the Rules: Crowdsourcing Better Paid Leave Policies

Heather Whaling | Posted 01.09.2017 | Women
Heather Whaling

When my son was born, he spent 13 days in the NICU. I was by his side all day, every day -- spending as much time with him as the doctors and nurses w...

5 Reasons 2016 Was A Great Year For Women. No, Really.

Romy Newman | Posted 12.20.2016 | Women
Romy Newman

Sadly, for many women I’ve spoken to, it feels like the lesson of 2016 is that the glass ceiling is lower than we all thought. That lesson may or ma...

Ikea Is Giving Its Employees Up To Four Months Of Paid Parental Leave

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.06.2016 | Business

The furniture giant Ikea is rolling out a paid parental leave plan that’s likely to be the envy of workers in the American retail space. According t...

Washington Is Leading The Way On Paid Family Leave

Tom Spiggle | Posted 12.09.2016 | DC
Tom Spiggle

The Washington, D.C., City Council recently announced it will vote on a paid leave bill that would be one of the most generous in the nation. Thanks to the city's demographics and its unique position as the nation's capital, this vote could be a major turning point for the country.

The U.S. Should Meet Global Standards On Breastfeeding And Paid Leave

France Bégin | Posted 11.29.2016 | Women
France Bégin

When taking time off after giving birth means risking a paycheck, everything becomes arduous -- healing, bonding with the baby, breastfeeding.

Women No Longer Have To Pick Between A Paycheck And Escaping Abuse In These 2 States

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 11.10.2016 | Politics

It’s a lose-lose situation: If you’re a victim of domestic violence, you’re likely to have to skip work on short notice ― to seek medical atte...

Let's Double Down This Month For Working Families

Matthew Melmed | Posted 10.14.2016 | Impact
Matthew Melmed

If the new Congress and a new administration want to get off on the right foot with hard-working families, they must commit to policies designed and proven to improve outcomes for young children. This National Work and Family Month, let's hold our candidates to a real commitment to hard-working families by demanding meaningful policy adoption and implementation. It's time to move from rhetoric to reality.

Trump Is Not The Only Grabber Who Must Go

Michael Moore | Posted 10.09.2016 | Politics
Michael Moore

The rats are quickly jumping from the sinking ship of Trump. But not so fast, dear Republican senators and congressmen. Trump may have verbalized his ...

Chobani To Start Offering Paid Family Leave To All Its Employees

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.06.2016 | Business

Starting next year, workers at yogurt maker Chobani will be eligible for six weeks of paid parental leave when they have a child ― and it won’t ma...

Mike Pence Opposed Paid Leave Proposals While In Congress

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.13.2016 | Politics

If Donald Trump really wants to guarantee paid maternity leave for working women, he’s going to need to convince his fellow Republicans to break fro...

Donald Trump Proposes Maternity Leave Plan After Decades Of Demeaning Working Mothers

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.13.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump plans to announce a proposed paid maternity leave policy Tuesday night as his campaign mak...

Deloitte Just Gave Its Workers 16 Weeks Paid Leave For Caregiving

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.08.2016 | Fifty

Professional services giant Deloitte LLP just rocked the benefits world with word that its employee package will now include paid leave for all caregi...

Eight Labor Days

Debra L. Ness | Posted 09.07.2016 | Women
Debra L. Ness

Today is the eighth and final Labor Day the country will celebrate with Barack Obama as its president. As we pay tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of our nation, it's well worth taking a moment to appreciate this president's deep and enduring commitment to equal opportunity for women in the workplace and the impact it has had.

Pregnancy Can Be Hard -- And Other Shocking Life Lessons

Carrie Lukas | Posted 08.23.2016 | Parents
Carrie Lukas

Workers and employers need true flexibility so they can find work situations that work for them. People value different aspects of compensation, and those preferences tend to change over time.

Why Parents In The U.S. Have A Way Bigger 'Happiness Gap' Than Other Countries

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 06.28.2016 | Parents

Social research has long pointed to a parenting "happiness gap" -- that is, the idea that parents are not as happy as adults without children -- which...

How Obama's Presidency Has Been A Victory For Working Parents

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.28.2016 | Politics

As President Barack Obama approaches the end of his second term, there's been much discussion of what his legacy will be. While much of that debate fo...

50 Companies That Love New Dads

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 05.10.2016 | Business

These days, you don’t have to be Mark Zuckerberg to get great paternity leave. Companies are offering new dads more time off than ever before, accor...

Even In Work Benefits, Black And Latino Workers Lose Out To White Peers

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 04.27.2016 | Business

When it comes to paid leave, the situation in America is dire for everyone -- but it’s worse for people of color. A new report from the Center for A...

Women on the Train: Life, Stress, and the Workplace

Sabrina Schaeffer | Posted 04.13.2016 | Women
Sabrina Schaeffer

The fact is women are not all the same - and their needs and preferences for work life aren't the same either. If we really want to see women advance in the workplace we must insist that government take a step back, allow businesses to grow and create jobs, and give women (and men) every chance to enter the workforce, gain experience, and find jobs that fit their needs.

The Case for 12 Weeks Minimum Leave

Ellen Bravo | Posted 04.13.2016 | Business
Ellen Bravo

The U.S. stands alone among industrialized countries in having no national paid leave policy. Only 13 percent of workers here receive such a benefit through their employer. While many companies do a terrific job, at least for mothers who give birth, most do very little.