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 brief history of the “Mommy Track,” a report on the difficulty of balancing parenting and school, and a blog post examining how rising unemployment has affected American families.  


Today’s News Roundup includes an article on the challenges facing women in the workplace, a report on a court decision in Wisconsin upholding Milwaukee’s paid sick leave ordinance, and a report from the CBO examining labor force participation rates among women and older workers.  


Today’s News Roundup includes an article examining the effect of policies to promote work and family balance at MIT and a report on employment and the economic recovery.   


Today’s News Roundup includes an article on the debate over paid sick leave in Philadelphia, several reports on the erosion of workplace flexibility in the U.K., and a blog post examining how labor policy in Germany can inform and strengthen labor policy in the U.S.


Today’s News Roundup includes an article about a study that projects the number of hours in unpaid caregiving devoted to family members with Alzheimer’s and an article about Google’s rules for effective management. 


Today’s News Roundup includes a status report on paid parental leave from the New America Foundation and the results of a longitudinal study examining work and well-being. 


Today’s News Roundup includes an article on Obama’s memorandum calling for an expansion of efforts to collect data on working women, and an article on the increasing importance of phased retirement.


Today’s News Roundup includes a new report issued by the White House on “showing how women are faring in the United States today,” news about the effort to eliminate the paid sick day ordinance in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and an article on February’s employment report.  


Today’s News Roundup includes an overview of a White House report on the pay gap between men and women, an article on incentives established by some employers to deter workers from using sick leave, and a blog post from Rex Flexibility.