The Roundup will be brought to you in July and August by the new Work and Family Researchers Network (WFRN), an international membership organization for interdisciplinary work and family academics. The WFRN welcomes the participation of policy makers and practitioners as it seeks to promote knowledge and understanding of work and family issues among the community of global stakeholders. The Roundup is a compilation of the latest news articles, reports and other materials related to workplace flexibility delivered to your inbox on Monday and Thursday. In the fall, the WFRN will launch its new website which will include a News Feed among other features. We hope that you will get involved as a member and by posting the latest news. Questions?

November 2008

Today's News Roundup includes an article on the implementation of paid sick leave in San Francisco and Washington, DC, as well as an editorial on how public policy can ease the stress of military families.

Today's News Roundup includes a report from the Wall Stree Journal on the political momentum behind paid leave, and several articles on the increasing relevance of phased retirement.

Today's News Roundup includes a report on a letter sent by Presidedent-elect Obama to Federal Employees indicating his views on work-life policy.

Today's News Roundup includes a report on the new regulations governing the administrations of the FMLA, several articles on how the downturn in the economy is affecting low-income workers, and an interview of Michelle Obama.

Today's News Roundup includes a fascinating article by Cathy Benko, vice chairwoman of Deloitte, on workplace flexibility, a look at Michelle Obama's support for working women, and a report by the Wall Street Journal on how some leading women in the world of business balance work and life.

Today's News Roundup includes several articles exploring the propects of work-life issues in an Obama Administration, news on the passage of a paid sick leave law in Wisconsin, and a look at the power juggle facing those who commute between home and America's capital.

Today's News Roundup includes a final look at the 2008 presidential platforms on workplace flexibility, a report on the difficulties facing military reservists seeking to return to their jobs after a tour of duty, and an international comparison of the employment benefits available to working mothers.