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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.”
The so-called "Flex" work bill would allow companies to flout existing laws that benefit workers.
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.
After taking time to listen to the pros and cons, though, I came to a simple conclusion: even if it stops paying for itself
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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.
Employers treat replaceable workers as costs to be cut, not as assets to be developed. Replaceable workers almost never get paid family leave, they get a few paid sick days, and barely any vacation time.
Maybe a so-called 'workcation" is the answer for some people and some organizations? Employees only use half of their eligible paid time off, and according to a Harris Interactive Poll, 61% of Americans work while they're on vacation.
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.