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?

Today’s News Roundup includes an article on legislation passed in Texas to provide paid leave to volunteers, and a report on the unique careers of Arizona lawmakers.

Today’s News Roundup includes several articles about the impact of the recession on workplace flexibility, a “best practices” report issued by the EEOC on accommodating working parents, and a piece on the priorities of the new director of the Office of Personnel Management, John Berry.

Today’s News Roundup includes more insight into how the economic recession is altering traditional gender roles and workplace attitudes as well as an entreaty for legislative action on paid sick leave.

Today’s News Roundup includes polling data from Gallup on European attitudes towards work-life balance, and an article on how workplace flexibility boosts employee morale. 

Today’s News Roundup includes a report on a course at George Washington University that explores work-life balance and an article on the well-paid time off provided by law firms to retain employees during the recession.

Today’s News Roundup includes an editorial by Representative Peter Stark (D-CA) in support of legislation to provide paid family leave and information about the NIOSH WorkLife Initiative.

Today’s News Roundup includes a policy proposal from Dean Baker for financing paid time off, and a discussion about the European approach to preserving jobs during a recession.