Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Local, state and federal level efforts to enact legislation mandating paid sick or family leave and flexible work arrangements are often resisted on the grounds that they would impose costly burdens on employers and threaten the availability of jobs. Yet, new and ongoing research points to labor policy innovation that promotes work-family balance having the expected beneficial impacts without jeopardizing overall employment.
On June 9, 2011, the Center for Economic and Policy Research and the Economic Policy Institute will host a forum in Washington, D.C., examining the issues of paid family and sick leave in the United States while exploring the Australian example of mandating paid parental leave along with the right to request flexible work arrangements. Register here.
Seth Godfrey, Business, Jobs and Nonprofit Services, New Haven Free Public Library 203-946-7431
Posted by Carol at 10:55 AM