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Advocates hope this will finally get candidates talking about a key economic and health policy.
The United States “continues to be the only advanced economy that does not guarantee its workers paid vacation.”
States are helping workers, even as the Trump administration tries to roll back protections.
“There’s real stigma attached to taking sick time to care for yourself."
Work-life balance isn't really possible under these circumstances.
A staycation is an incredible, under-utilized way to spend your hard earned vacation days. If you're working full time, you
43 million Americans do not have paid time off (PTO). In fact, the U.S. is the only developed nation that doesn't require employers to provide this benefit. But does limiting sick time help or harm employers and their employees?
Hourly workers were previously excluded from the company's generous parental leave policy.
Paid time off is a publicity stunt. Most companies know that their best employees aren't going to take advantage of it. And by leaving the policy open and "up to the employee" managers are now creating a different kind of competitive environment, one that encourages taking less time off, rather than more.
This October, it is time we recognize the intersection of domestic violence and work-life issues. An effective national policy on domestic violence must understand the impact this epidemic has on the workplace, including the problems for both employees and employers, some of which result from the structure of the workplace itself.
Around summer time, many Americans look forward to a week off from work where they can unwind and spend time with their families. Yet, the reality of taking a vacation while employed is that one in four U.S. workers don't receive paid time off.