Paid Leave

Trump’s plan for six weeks of parental leave would still leave the US behind 96% of all nations

US president Donald Trump is expected (paywall) to propose a plan for federally mandated paid parental leave, as part of a White House budget to be announced tomorrow.<p>The policy, which calls for six weeks of paid time off for new mothers and fathers, would be a ground-breaking social program from a …

Parental Leave

Ghanaian mothers demand longer maternity leave | Africa | DW | 22.05.2017

The law currently offers new mothers just three months maternity leave. But local health organizations are beginning to highlight the benefits of …

Maternity Leave

Trump's budget to include paid family leave, but may face trouble in Congress

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump's 2018 budget will push for the creation of a federal paid family leave program that will provide families after the birth or adoption of a child with six weeks of paid leave, a Trump administration official tells CNN.<p>Ivanka Trump, the President's daughter …

Donald Trump

This Airline Is Offering Parental Leave for Elite Status

Family-friendly air travel doesn’t always have to involve flying with little ones. Especially not on Alaska Airlines. At least not anymore.<p>Earlier …

Parental Leave

Fatherhood - The Emerging Political Battleground

<i>"Because fathers are parents too and deserve to spend more time with their new babies." Labour Party Manifesto, 2017</i><p>Page 48, point 14, in the new Labour Party Manifesto may have seemed a relatively small footnote in what was an otherwise stoic 'left-sided' document, but it's the first time I can …

Parental Leave

The World’s Most Powerful Women: May 22

EUROPE/MIDDLE EAST/AFRICA<p>Diplomatic dress code<p>When President Trump touched down Saturday in Saudi Arabia, Melania and Ivanka Trump eschewed covering …

Women's News

Pew: Black Protestants Show Strongest Support for Paid Maternity Leave

Alongside arguments for maternity leave centered on health, wellbeing, and economics, a pro-life case for paid leave has slowly developed within the …

Maternity Leave

Why Swedish workplaces aren't as equal as you think

<b>Sweden may have a global reputation as one of world's most gender equal societies but when it comes to female representation in business, campaigners question whether the Nordic nation is right to keep basking in the spotlight, as progress slows down back home.</b><p>Amanda Lundeteg, already a chief …

Parental Leave

Ivanka Trump Swayed the President on Family Leave. Congress Is a Tougher Sell.

Ivanka Trump has largely cast herself as a behind-the-scenes force for moderation in the West Wing, but this week she will take her first real political risk when her signature parental leave plan is presented to a conservative House majority hostile to any new government mandates.<p>Her proposal for …

Politics

Lessons learned: A mother’s love can last a lifetime

When my mother was diagnosed with cancer in 1993, I was about the least likely family member qualified to be her caregiver. Truth be known, I was …

Love

Trump budget reflects White House internal divisions

President Donald Trump will include an unorthodox blend of policy requests in his first official budget, combining uncharacteristically liberal demands with calls for the most extreme domestic spending cuts the country has ever seen.<p>Details leaked by the White House suggest the president's fiscal …

Politics

City of Winnipeg to offer contract Tuesday, union head not hopeful

The president of the city's largest union is not hopeful the city's final contract offer coming Tuesday will be approved by his membership.<p>Gord …

Maternity Leave

Trump’s New Budget Includes Paid Family Leave, But There’s a Catch

Next week President Trump will present his first detailed budget request, and according to the Washington <i>Post</i>, it will include something his daughter …

Ivanka Trump

Not Just for Moms: Trump's Budget Proposal Includes Paid Family Leave for All New Parents

The U.S. is the only major country without this benefit for new parents.<p>President Donald Trump is looking to make good on his campaign promise to …

OECD

Details of Trump's Paid Family Leave Plan Revealed

It is unlikely to win much Republican support.<p>President Donald Trump's 2018 budget proposal will require states to provide paid family leave programs, a senior budget official said Thursday.<p>The official said the budget — set to be released Tuesday — will include a plan to provide six weeks of paid …

Pregnancy

The 25 hottest companies in America, according to LinkedIn

As usual, Google's parent company Alphabet comes out on top.<p>The company claims first place on LinkedIn's 2017 Top Companies list, which highlights …

JPMorgan Chase & Co

LinkedIn Data Reveals The Hottest Companies To Work For Right Now

Americans want to work for big companies with better benefits and work/life balance.<p>Thanks to plenty of research, we know that more than half of American workers are burned out or just not into their jobs and would happily jump ship to work at a company with a better culture (and a bigger …

The Workplace

Genius ‘Pregnancy Pause’ Helps Moms Returning To Workforce Fill Their Resume Gaps

Add “The Pregnancy Pause” to your LinkedIn profile to get back in the game<p>Anyone feel like their maternity leave wasn’t long enough? Did you leave …

Maternity Leave

The Case Against Maternity Leave

Gender-neutral policies assume that all workers—not just women and mothers—have basic human needs.Photo illustration by Lisa Larson-Walker. Photo by …

Maternity Leave

General election 2017: What each party is promising women

With the majority of political manifestos now published ahead of June 8, there are a variety of promises being made to women - from improving maternity leave, childcare and the protection of carers to abortion rights and tackling sexual violence.<p>Here is a breakdown of what each party is offering …

Parental Leave

America’s biggest employers leave their hourly workers out of paid family leave

Many companies offer corporate employees generous leave without extending it to the people who actually serve customers.<p>Niko Walker has given …

The Workplace

When a Worker Is Grieving: How to Handle Everything from Condolences to Time Off

​When someone loses a loved one, it's not only friends and neighbors who may not know what to do or say—it can also be that person's employer and …

Human Resources

Archdiocese speaks ahead of Netflix series on murdered nun

Baltimore, Md., May 17, 2017 / 04:32 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- No one knows who killed Sister Catherine Ann Cesnik.<p>A young nun who was on a year’s leave …

Crime

Workers say Walmart is still punishing pregnant employees

Employees say they’ve been fired or forced onto unpaid leave instead of the company helping them stay on the job.<p>Otisha Woolbright says that Walmart …

Pregnancy

The Complicated Economics of Women and Work

Bloomberg has a piece out today warning that economists are “worried” about the economic implications of women’s decisions about how to balance work …

Conservative POV

These are the companies with the best paid leave for all their workers

Generous paid-leave policies for new parents has become standard among many US technology, consulting, and accounting companies that compete for college-educated, white-collar workers.<p>It’s far less common among retail and service companies, where there’s often a sharp divide between the parental …

The Workplace

Shell sets company-wide standard of 16-week paid maternity leave

Royal Dutch Shell said Wednesday that it will offer a minimum 16-week paid to maternity leave to employees working for the company around the world. …

Maternity Leave

LinkedIn's top 25 Australian companies to work for in 2017

Flexible working. Ian Gavan/Getty Images for O2<p>The most attractive companies to work for in Australia include some of the giant financial services …

Parental Leave

Sen. Gillibrand: "There’s no excuse" not to have paid family leave

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York, is calling on the Trump administration to support nation-wide, gender-neutral paid family leave program.<p>"There's …

U.S. Politics

How To Keep Your Best Employees

Ask any expert about the future of work and you will hear about a world dominated by artificial intelligence, 3D printing, an on-demand economy, and …

The Workplace