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?

September 2008

Today's News Roundup includes several articles on the impact of the financial cris on tretirement, news on the suspension of the paid family leave program in Washington, and a report on a proposal in Australia to provide 18 weeks of maternity leave.

Today's News Roundup includes several articles exploring the increasingly common decision to forego retirement and work longer into life as well as a report on a study that examines a gender inequity created by overwork.

Today's News Roundup includes a blog post on Working Mother Magazine's 2008 list of the 100 best companies for working parents, an opinion piece by the co-founders of MomsRising on how the government can allay the conflict between work and family, and a look at the myriad benefits of telecommuting.

Today's News Roundup includes reports on the implementation of a four-day work week, a blog post that compares the perspectives of Obama and McCain on the role government should take in easing the balance of work and family, as well as news from India of a three-year maternity leave.

Today's News Roundup includes an article from Arkansas on the implementation of a four-day work week for some employees in Fayetville, a report on the difficulty of returning to the workforce after extended time off, and a piece on how a flexible workplace benefits business.

Today's News Roundup includes an article on a hearing of the ERISA Advisory Council -- at which Chai Feldblum, Co-Drector of Workplace Flexibility 2010, testifeid -- an essay by a Harvard Law student on balancing the challenges of legal scholarship with those of paterntiy, and more on how Sarah Palin has influenced the debate of work and family issues.

Today's News Roundup includes further analysis of Sarah Palin's perspective on work and family balance, a report on the debate Palin's story has stirred among working mothers, and an article on sick leave.

Today's News Roundup includes reports from the 2008 Republican National Convention, more analysis of the meteoric emergence of Sarah Palin, and news of a retreat in the fight for paid sick live in Ohio.

Today's News Roundup includes first impressions of Sarah Palin, Alaska's Governor and John McCain's pick for Vice-President, an opinion piece on the sociology of overwork, and a critique of the gross domestic product.