Can you take afford to take time off when when you become a parent? It probably depends on your employer. Maternity and paternity leave policies vary widely across the American …
Compensation is about more than just salary. When negotiating with an employer, it's important to take other factors into consideration: such as benefits, vacation and leave time, and opportunities for flexible scheduling. Each of these elements contributes to the total package of compensation in a unique and important way.
Today, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation that will bring the minimum wage in New York State up to $15 an hour over the course of the next few years, and also provide the most comprehensive paid family leave in the country. The family leave policy, which will phase in starting in 2018, will eventually provide for 12 weeks of paid family leave, capped at 67 percent of the statewide average weekly wage.
Some states offer new parents and families additional protections in the workplace, on top of federal protections. Many, however, do not. How does your state stack up?
American working parents continue to get the short end of the stick when it comes to parental leave. We'll take a look at how this troubling reality has grave effects for parents and, especially, the US economy.
New mothers are returning to the workforce in droves; however, the reality of going back to work is, often times, a bleak one for working moms. We’ll take a look at why going back to work postpartum is much harder than it may seem.
Family leave can mean many things to many people. Whether it's the joy of having a new family member in your life, such as the birth of a child, or the sadness of having a sick or ailing family member you need to care for, such as a parent or spouse with cancer, family leave is a very important benefit in any work environment. What happens, though, when it becomes resented by co-workers?