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 report on the parental leave policies of congressional offices and several articles on older workers.

Today’s News Roundup includes a report on mothers exiting the workforce to help their kids apply to college and several blog posts that emphasize the importance of flexible work arrangements for working mothers.

Today’s News Roundup contains a couple of perspectives on the implications of technology for work-life balance and a report on efforts to increase workplace flexibility in San Francisco, CA.

Today’s News Roundup includes an article that evaluates prospects for workplace flexibility and a report on a trend in part-time employment.

Today’s News Roundup includes an article on telework legislation in the House of Representatives and a report on whether telework actually increases the amount of time that working parents spend with their kids.

Today’s News Roundup includes contrary viewpoints on a proposal to reduce unemployment and an article on Gordon Brown’s plans for paternity leave benefits.

Today’s News Roundup includes an article on the need to continue working past traditional retirement age and a blog post from Workplace Flexibility 2010’s Jessica Glenn and Katie Corrigan about the significance of the White House Forum on Workplace Flexibility.

Today's News Roundup includes further analysis of the White House Forum on Workplace Flexibility and several articles related to telework.