Paid Leave

LGBTQ Starbucks Employees Fight for Expanded Parental Leave

Plus all the other food news to know today<p>Starbucks offers one of the more generous parental leave policies in the corporate restaurant industry. But they don’t offer leave to adoptive parents or spouses of birth mothers, a move that advocates say will negatively impact LGBTQ families. Wmployees …

Parental Leave

'Moms are persona non grata': are tech startups hostile to working mothers?

From all-nighters at the office to insensitive male coworkers, working mothers and mothers-to-be often describe the tech world as hostile to their needs<p>Sara Mauskopf was nine months pregnant and about to go on maternity leave, when her boss, the Postmates CEO Bastian Lehmann, mentioned her by name …

Maternity Leave

Maternity Leave: The Real Reason Women Aren't Taking It

There might be 12 weeks of maternity leave available to all new mothers, but not every woman takes it. In fact, many cut their leave short over fears …

Maternity Leave

Not Talking About Pregnancy at Work Is Problematic—Here's How to Do It the Right Way

When Martha Shaughnessy found out she was expecting her second child, the 38-year-old communications specialist kept it to herself for months. “I wasn't sure how [talking about it at work] was going to go,” she tells <i>Glamour.</i> The exchange went worse than she—and even <i>you</i>—can imagine.<p>"Well f—k you, …

Maternity Leave

Why Uber's Trouble Isn't Over

After six months of crisis, scandals, and drama, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigned from his place at the head of the company on Tuesday. On June …

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5-county parks chief on paid leave during investigation

The head of a five-county park system in southeastern Michigan has been placed on paid leave during an internal investigation.<p>The Huron-Clinton …

Ivanka Trump struggles to move needle on paid leave

After meeting this week with House and Senate Republicans, Ivanka Trump is no closer to finding a sponsor for her paid leave proposal than when it was proposed in the administration budget last month.<p>The plan would be a tough sell even for a seasoned politician, which the president’s daughter is …

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Back to work: 5 things to do before your maternity leave ends

No matter how much time you have at home with baby before returning to work, it’s important to get as much out of your maternity leave as possible. Of course, maximum cuddle time is high on that list (along with napping as much as possible while baby is sleeping). However, there are a few other …

Maternity Leave

Maternity pay and leave: How to claim

Statutory Maternity Leave<p>At least 15 weeks before your due date, tell your employer when the baby is due and when you want to start your maternity …

Maternity Leave

Kalanick's ouster as Uber CEO began with a letter hand delivered to his Chicago hotel

As Travis Kalanick was in Chicago interviewing a candidate to be his deputy at Uber Technologies Inc., two investors were on a plane to deliver the news that they wanted the chief executive officer gone.<p>Matt Cohler and Peter Fenton, partners at venture capital firm Benchmark, hand-delivered a …

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Caldbeck Takes Leave of Absence From Binary

Venture capitalist Justin Caldbeck is taking an indefinite leave of absence from his firm, Binary Capital, a spokesman for the firm said. The …

Startups

How The Uber Scandal Is Pushing Customers Into Difficult Decisions

A report issued by former attorney general Eric Holder found that the ride sharing company Uber has systematically discriminated against and mistreated women employees. Even after CEO Travis Kalanick took a leave of absence, another board member “joked” the addition of new women board members would …

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Keyshawn Johnson wants his son to mature during leave of absence from Nebraska

His son enrolled at Nebraska in January.<p>The Nebraska Corn Huskers will be down a receiver this season as Keyshawn Johnson Jr., the son of former USC and NFL wideout Keyshawn Johnson, is taking a leave of absence from the team. The decision comes weeks following Johnson Jr.’s citation for possession …

College & University

Uber Founder, CEO Travis Kalanick Steps Down, Makes Leave Of Absence Permanent

In the wake of a damning internal investigation that prompted Uber CEO Travis Kalanick to take an immediate leave of absence from the company he …

Uber

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick’s leave of absence gets prolonged by two words: I resign

<b>He could always drive for Uber…</b><p>CEO Travis Kalanick is out at Uber, the popular ride-sharing company he helped start in 2009. It’s been tough sledding …

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This Australian startup hires out highly-skilled employees for a fraction of the cost

Photo: iStock<p>Sarah Wyse thought she was “the only person stupid enough to want to do any work on maternity leave”. As it turns out, she’s not.<p>After …

Maternity Leave

Uber Will Now Let You Tip Your Driver In Their App

Uber is improving how their drivers get paid. But, is that enough to improve poor service by drivers?The post Uber Will Now Let You Tip Your Driver …

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Uber founder resigns amid shareholder revolt

Embattled Uber chief executive officer Travis Kalanick has reportedly been forced to quit the ride-hailing service he helped found in 2009, after a …

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In wake of Rubio's failed clasp: To hug or not to hug?

I feel for Sen. Marco Rubio. Like him, I'm a hugger.<p>There are few things more embarrassing than to go in for the big grab and have your target either turn away or just stand there like a mannequin.<p>For me, the humiliation is right up there with that time in high school when my partner walked off the …

Parental Leave

Soon Uber riders will pay a fee for leaving their driver waiting

Technology giant Uber has unveiled a series of changes to the way it pays its drivers, including charging customers for leaving their Uber driver …

Uber

Kalanick resigns as Uber CEO

One week after taking a leave of absence, UBER CEO Travis Kalanick has resigned from the $70B company he founded, <i>NYT</i> reports.<p>"I have accepted the …

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Uber adds tipping to its app as it tries to make broader changes to its culture

Amid an effort to turn around its brand, Uber Technologies Inc. said Tuesday that it has added a tipping option to its app, starting in Seattle, Minneapolis and Houston.<p>The company it will add more cities in the coming weeks to eventually make tips available in all cities by the end of July. Adding …

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How stay-at-home moms can get credit for diaper changes on their résumés

It’s often called the most important job in the world, but it’s not one you can list on your résumé — until now.<p>A New York City ad agency has invented a fictional company called The Pregnancy Pause — complete with logo, website, and phone number — that women can list on their résumés as their …

Maternity Leave

22 Dads Explain What Paternity Leave is Really Like in America

How fathers are cobbling together days, weeks, and, in some cases, months to be with their newborns.<p>Having a child in America is a sickness. Or maybe it's more like a week on the beach, at least in the eyes of most employers. In this country, new parents are often forced to cobble together a …

Paternity Leave

Ivanka Trump Goes to Capitol Hill

The First Daughter makes a trip to push her parental leave priorities. But it’s an uphill battle, to say the least.<p>In the wake of “Workforce Week,” during which <b>Ivanka Trump</b> presided over the White House’s promotion of apprenticeship programs, the First Daughter and senior adviser to President <b>Donald</b> …

Parental Leave

Judge To ITV: Comply With Gurney Productions Ruling

<b>(UPDATED WITH ITV AMERICA STATEMENT)</b> A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has made it clear to ITV America and its parent company that it must comply …

'It sends a strong message'

In corporate Australia where there are just a handful of female chief executives on the ASX 200, and 13 of the nation's top company boards still …

Maternity Leave

How Much Paid Leave Is Enough?

Photo illustration by Lisa Larson-Walker. Photos by Thinkstock. Ask American mothers and fathers how much time they can take off work to care for and …

Pregnancy

The Surface Laptop got iFixit’s lowest possible reparability score

Microsoft’s Surface Laptop has gotten plenty of attention since its reveal early last month. The device is Microsoft’s first true laptop in the …

Laptops

Quick poll: Why do you still use Uber?

With Uber hitting controversy after controversy, we want to know why it remains so popular<p>It’s been trying to make amends, and commissioned an …

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