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?

February 2010

Today’s News Roundup includes articles on employment strategies for the recession and a report on the prospects of paid sick leave legislation in Connecticut.

Today’s News Roundup includes several articles that explore the effects of technology on work-life balance and a summary of “labor issues” in President Obama’s recently released budget.

Today’s News Roundup includes an article that evaluates “work-sharing” and shorter workweeks as strategies for reducing unemployment and a report on how the recession has affected the expectations of job seekers.

Today’s News Roundup includes an article on President Obama’s commitment to parenting, an editorial in support of telework, and a report on an innovative approach to flexible work in the UK.

Today’s News Roundup includes articles examining social consequences of the recession and a report on winter weather that raises the issue of telework.

Today’s News Roundup includes an article about a study of workers with flexible work arrangements and a blog post by Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis that promotes workplace flexibility.

Today’s News Roundup includes an article on current competition for hourly jobs and a thoughtful look at the effect of technology on the workplace.