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Paid Leave Keeps More Moms in the Workplace

It’s a startling fact you’ve probably heard before: The United States is the only developed country that doesn’t offer paid maternity leave. Employers can offer some sort of compensated leave, but only 59 percent of workers say this is the case at their companies. 352 more words


Masculinities Mondays: 28th of July 2014

 As both the AIDS 2014 conference in Melbourne and the Girl Summit 2014 in London drew to a close last week, Masculinities Mondays this week takes a look at some of the conversations going on around those events, and a few other interesting bits and pieces too. 762 more words

Abbot and Murdoch

Another example of how influential News Corp boss Rupert Murdoch is over political decision making.

A good reference if you answer any media ownership questions in the exam. 9 more words

Rupert Murdoch

Maternity protection - A large majority of women workers, around 830 million, are not adequately covered in practice, mainly in developing countries

Most countries have adopted maternity protection provisions since 1919, when the ILO adopted the first Maternity Protection Convention, yet at least 830 million women workers still don’t have adequate protection, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said in a new report. 561 more words

Politics & Policies

Employers Must Offer Equal "Parental" Leave

Today, the EEOC (i.e. the federal agency charged with enforcing laws against workforce discrimination) released new guidance regarding pregnancy discrimination.  The last time they did this was 1983.   367 more words

EEOC Issues Guidelines on Parity for Maternity and Paternity Leave

The EEOC issued its new guidance on parental leave today. In it, they lay the basis for parity between company-offered maternity and paternity leave. In short, companies that offer mothers “time for care and bonding” beyond time for physical recovery/disability must also offer that “time for care” to fathers. 741 more words


Are you flexible enough?

Flexible working is a way of working that suits an employee’s needs, for example by having flexible start and finish times, or working from home. From 30th June 2014, all employees now have the legal right to request flexible working, which is no longer restricted just to parents and carers. 240 more words

Employment Law