NewsRoundup

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 the release of a report that compares the flexibility of a range of professions as well as an interview with author-philosopher Alain de Botton on the nature of work.

Today’s News Roundup includes an overview of a commencement speech delivered by David Plouffe, who managed Obama’s presidential campaign, on the importance of balancing work and family and several articles on summer vacation.

In today’s News Roundup, find a feature on the “Extreme Child-Care Maneuvers” that working parents are making to balance family and work responsibilities as well as an article on a new paid vacation proposal introduced by a Florida Congressman.

Today's News Roundup includes an article on a recently introduced piece of legislation that would provide paid sick leave to American workers and a pertinent report from the Center for Economic and Policy Research that underscores its importance.

Today's News Roundup includes reports about the release of Workplace Flexibility 2010's public policy platform on flexible work arrangements as well as several articles on paid sick leave legislation.

Today’s News Roundup features Workplace Flexibility 2010’s public policy platform on flexible work arrangements.  Also find an article by a medical doctor that prescribes paid sick leave.

Today’s News Roundup features reports on Michelle Obama’s address on work-life issues and articles about several proposals to expand workplace flexibility for federal employees.

Today’s News Roundup includes articles on the public health concern of presenteeism, the need for paid sick leave, and telework. 

Today’s News Roundup is dominated by headlines that propose policies like telecommuting and paid sick days to limit the spread of epidemics like Swine Flu.