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 story on workplace attitudes common among members of the Millennial generation and a story on a recent report indicating that the sedentary nature of work is partly to blame for the rise in the obesity rate.

Today’s News Roundup includes a story about the work-family balance of Foreign Service officers, an article on a legislative victory for advocates of paid sick days in Connecticut, and an essay examining the relationship between workplace flexibility and pay parity in France.


Today’s News Roundup includes a story that sheds light on how Target employees are affected by unpredictable work schedules, a look at employer attitudes toward workplace flexibility, and a report about a cost-cutting non-partner track for new lawyers that has been characterized as more conducive to work-family balance.     


Today’s News Roundup includes a report by WF2010 and iwin on workplace flexibility and low-wage hourly workers, several articles on paid sick days and a Pew poll showing that a majority of Americans believe the government should play a larger role in promoting economic mobility.

Today’s News Roundup includes a report on alternative compensation schemes, several articles on workplace strategies to promote greater productivity, and a story from the UK about parental leave sharing. 

Today’s News Roundup includes congressional testimony from a Center for American Progress researcher calling for greater workplace flexibility, a press release from the office of Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) announcing the reintroduction of the Healthy Families Act, and a graph from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showing trends in employment among mothers between 1994 and 2010.

Today’s News Roundup includes a story about mothers returning to the workforce and the workplace flexibility available to them and a proclamation from President Obama expressing support for workplace flexibility in honor of Mother’s Day.

Today's News Roundup includes analysis of the Burea of Labor Statistics' latest report on unemployment, a story about the evolution of the U.S. workforce, and a report on Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's approval of a law that prevents localities from mandating that businesses provide paid sick days.

Today's News Roundup includesan examination of the business case for workplace flexibiltiy and a story about a rally for paid sick days in Connecticut.