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?

December 2010


Today’s News Roundup includes an article on telework legislation and a report on part-time employment in the Netherlands.  


Today’s News Roundup includes a report from the Joint Economic Committee examining the career consequences of motherhood and a report on poverty among working families.  

Today’s News Roundup includes several reports on trends in the labor force participation rate of older workers and several articles on initiatives to improve employment opportunity for women in business.


Today’s News Roundup includes a BLS report on workforce demographics and trends as well as articles from around the globe on the challenges of balancing work and family.  


Today’s News Roundup includes more coverage of the Focus on Workplace Flexibility conference, a report on a new paid leave policy for federal workers, and an article on the effort by some corporation to catch malingering employees.


Today’s News Roundup includes several articles about the Focus on Flexibility conference, a report on the reality of workplace flexibility in Australia, and the latest on unemployment.