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Ryan Grim

This Bernie Sanders Idea Treats All Workers Like They're Real People

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.28.2015 | Politics

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) launched his presidential campaign in Burlington, Vermont, Tuesday, ticking off a list of well-known progressive reforms h...

Microsoft Shows White House How To 'Lead On Leave'

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.01.2015 | Business

For the past several months, White House officials and Democrats in Congress have been using the bully pulpit to encourage more U.S. businesses to off...

Why Is Everyone So Busy? 'Time Poverty' and Ways You Can Fight It

Jenny Dearborn | Posted 05.05.2015 | Business
Jenny Dearborn

Too often, we're plagued by "time poverty" -- the idea that there's not enough time to do all the work we need to do. The problem is, we stress out, and we burn out. But research is increasingly finding that the cure for "time poverty" isn't more time -- it's better using the time we have.

Trip-hacking: The Millennial's Guide to Traveling on a Budget (That Everyone Can Use)

Michael Ruderman | Posted 02.16.2015 | Money
Michael Ruderman

Four out of 10 millennials admitted feeling guilty about using all of their vacation days. Fewer than two out of ten baby boomers felt the same way.

This Company Gives New Hires A Paid Vacation Before Their First Day

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 10.20.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

About 40 percent of American workers plan to let their paid vacation days go to waste this year, thanks to fears about what will happen if they get aw...

Dave Jamieson

Americans Believe Paid Vacation Should Be A Worker's Right

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Americans overwhelmingly support the idea of requiring large U.S. employers to provide their workers with at least some paid vacation ti...

40 Percent of American Workers Will Leave Paid Vacation Days Unused

Arianna Huffington | Posted 10.19.2014 | Travel
Arianna Huffington

An important new study released this morning by Travel Effect found that 40 percent of American workers will leave paid vacation days unused. The four reasons cited the most are the dread of returning from a vacation to piles of work (40 percent), the belief that no one will be able to step in and do their job for them while they're gone (35 percent), not being able to afford it (33 percent) and the fear of being seen as replaceable (22 percent). "Americans suffer from a work martyr complex," said Roger Dow, President and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association. "In part, it's because 'busyness' is something we wear as a badge of honor." Clearly, we need to work harder about working smarter -- by not working all the time. The "work martyr" complex needs to go the way of the Dictaphone, typewriter and green eyeshades as relics of the workplace of the past (okay, I like typewriters, but you get the idea).

Jillian Berman

Americans Are Too Afraid And Stressed To Take Days Off From Work

HuffingtonPost.com | Jillian Berman | Posted 08.22.2014 | Business

American workers are too scared to go on vacation. About 40 percent of us don't plan on using all of our paid time off this year, according to a ...

The Case for Guaranteed Minimum Vacation for US Workers

Johan Svanstrom | Posted 09.17.2014 | Travel
Johan Svanstrom

It's time that the U.S. catch up with Canada, Germany and Japan and every other advanced nation in the world, and it's time to bring vacation equality to those 28 million working Americans. Paid vacation for workers in the 21st Century workplace is a policy whose time has come.

Is Paid 'Menstrual Leave' A Good Idea For Women?

HuffPost Live | Posted 05.20.2014 | Women

Do women deserve paid "menstrual leave" for the days when cramps, irritability or more complicated issues like endometriosis distract from the day's t...

WATCH: After Hearing This, You May Want To Quit Your Job And Work For Netflix

HuffPost Live | Posted 03.20.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Netflix is a great way to kill a few hours with a binge-watching marathon, but it turns out the company is also a wonderful example for how to treat e...

Are You Burning Out Your Employees?

Erin Daruszka | Posted 01.31.2014 | Business
Erin Daruszka

Allowing employees to use their time off may result in happy, more productive employees who put forth more discretionary effort. And a final word on one of my personal pet peeves: if someone takes half a day off - don't send them off with a sarcastic comment like "You must've had a rough day today."

38 Percent Of U.S. Workers Have No Paid Sick Leave

CNBC | Mark Koba | Posted 07.08.2013 | Business

CNBC: Just last month, New York joined the short list of cities—Portland, San Francisco, Washington and Seattle—and the state of Connecticut...

7 Tips That Will Guarantee Your Vacation Request Is Approved

Rana Florida | Posted 09.07.2013 | Business
Rana Florida

Don't disappoint your family or friends by getting stuck in the office. Here are some tips to ensure you get to take your vacation on your schedule.

Emily Swanson

Poll Shows How Americans Feel About Paid Sick Leave

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics

A majority of Americans support mandating paid sick leave for employees, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll. Seventy-four percent of Americans...

At Some Employers, Workers Can Buy More Vacation Time

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 08.09.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON — Want more time off work to hang out at the beach? Need a little cash and have vacation days to spare? Some companies allow their w...

GOP Floats Controversial Overtime Alternative

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 07.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — It seems like a simple proposition: give employees who work more than 40 hours a week the option of taking paid time off instead of...

Should Startups Offer Employees Paid Vacation Time Off?

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 12.16.2012 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Some companies are paying people to take vacations (or offering unlimited vacation time). Would you do this in your business? Why or why not?

New Government Figures Confirm Huge Gaps in Access to Paid Leave

Ellen Bravo | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics
Ellen Bravo

We have no quarrel with executives getting paid sick days. But the workers who clean their office, deal with their customers, and guard their building should have them as well.

College Grads Get More Time Off

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 08.17.2012 | Business

College graduates are twice as likely to get paid time off as high school dropouts, according to a report released on Thursday by the Labor Department...

A Surprising Consequence Of The Recession

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 05.31.2012 | Business

Sick days seem to be a thing of the past -- and the weak economy may be to blame. In the first three months of 2011, sick days accounted for an ave...

The Politics of Motherhood

Ann O'Leary | Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics
Ann O'Leary

Working mothers, or at least those with limited education and lower-end jobs, have almost no employee benefits that allow time away from work when their children are sick or even when they give birth.

Watch: Why Won't Americans Take Time Off?

Posted 07.29.2011 | Healthy Living

American workers typically get less vacation days than workers in industrialized countries throughout the world, but they also don't take off all the ...

Countries That Require You To Take A Vacation (CHART)

Open Forum | Posted 07.03.2011 | Business

Here in the U.S., the government doesn't require companies to give employees a specific number of paid time off days. Around the globe, though, many g...