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 a blog post by Katie Corrigan and Jessica Glenn Hallstrom of Workplace Flexibility 2010 on the National Dialogue on Workplace Flexibility and a report examining workplace flexibility and hourly workers. 

 

Today’s News Roundup includes a statement from the White House on National Work and Family Month, and an argument for expanding participation in the work-family dialogue.

 

Today’s News Roundup includes a report from the White House National Economic Council on economic opportunity for women and articles regarding the Department of Labor’s first forum in the National Dialogue on Workplace Flexibility. 

 

Today’s News Roundup includes several work-life policy event notices, a report on the failure of paid sick leave legislation in New York City, and an article on a lawsuit against Citigroup.  

 

Today’s News Roundup includes a report on equality and economic opportunity in France as well as a study on the cognitive benefits of delaying retirement.

 

Today’s News Roundup includes articles on President Obama’s speech in support of workplace flexibility and the Obama administration’s effort to promote telework legislation, and an article about Mayor Bloomberg’s strong opposition to paid sick days.

 

Today’s News Roundup includes an article on managing the stress-level of a workplace, an article in support of paid sick days, and mention of the work-family advocacy of Sheryl Sandberg, the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook.

 

Today’s News Roundup includes opposing reports on paid sick days, an update on workplace flexibility policy in the UK, an article on the Senate's passage of telework legislation, and a legal history of caregiver discrimination.