Child Care Is Not the Place for Biden to Skimp

While the idiotic controversy over what constitutes infrastructure rages, the president should look to his former rivals to improve his family plan. 

#american-families-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #child-care, #labor-and-jobs, #paid-time-off, #united-states-politics-and-government

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N.Y.C. Workers Will Not Have a Paid Day Off for Juneteenth

Mayor Bill de Blasio vowed last year that Juneteenth would be an official holiday. City workers learned this week they would not be getting a paid day off after all.

#de-blasio-bill, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #juneteenth, #new-york-city, #paid-time-off

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Five Takeaways About Amazon’s Employment Machine

Outsiders see a business success story for the ages. Many insiders see an employment system under strain.

#amazon-com-inc, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #employee-fringe-benefits, #labor-and-jobs, #paid-time-off, #productivity, #wages-and-salaries

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Working Less Is a Matter of Life and Death

Putting limits on labor isn’t just a perk. It’s a way to safeguard workers’ health. 

#labor-and-jobs, #paid-time-off, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #working-hours

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How to Take a Break

Developing a “rest ethic” can make work time more productive.

#content-type-service, #labor-and-jobs, #paid-time-off, #productivity, #saturdaynewsletter

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A New Deal, This Time for Everyone

The Biden administration’s plans would allow millions of American women to decide whether to work outside the home.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #labor-and-jobs, #new-deal-1930s, #paid-time-off, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries, #work-life-balance

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Biden’s Proposals Aim to Give Sturdier Support to the Middle Class

His message is that the private sector alone cannot provide security and comfort to the vast majority of Americans.

#american-families-plan-2021, #american-jobs-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #child-care, #discrimination, #economics-theory-and-philosophy, #labor-and-jobs, #paid-time-off, #social-conditions-and-trends, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries

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The Debate Over What ‘Infrastructure’ Is Is Ridiculous

Both snarled traffic and a morning without a home health aide can make you late for work.

#american-jobs-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #child-labor, #children-and-childhood, #elder-care, #elderly, #labor-and-jobs, #paid-time-off, #work-life-balance

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This Couple Had 4 Weddings and 3 Divorces. Was It for the Days Off?

A bank in Taiwan said an employee had a rapid succession of nuptials in two months to the same woman to take advantage of the country’s marriage leave policy.

#fines-penalties, #marriages, #paid-time-off, #taiwan

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Welcome to the YOLO Economy

Burned out and flush with savings, some workers are quitting stable jobs in search of postpandemic adventure.

#coaches-and-managers, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #employee-fringe-benefits, #labor-and-jobs, #millennial-generation, #paid-time-off, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #unemployment, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

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This Is What Judicial Activism Looks Like on the Supreme Court

In a dissent, two conservative justices invite a case to overturn a precedent on religion in the workplace that they dislike.

#alito-samuel-a-jr, #decisions-and-verdicts, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #freedom-of-religion, #gorsuch-neil-m, #jehovahs-witnesses, #kethledge-raymond-m-1966, #marshall-thurgood, #paid-time-off, #religion-state-relations, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #thapar-amul-r, #thomas-clarence, #united-states

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New Zealand Approves Paid Leave After Miscarriage

The measure, believed to be among the first in the world, would apply to couples who lose a pregnancy at any point.

#law-and-legislation, #miscarriages, #new-zealand, #paid-time-off, #parenting, #stillbirth, #women-and-girls

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British Law Highlights Parental Leave for Lawmakers

Britain approved a measure allowing senior government ministers to take maternity leave without penalty. But some countries make no provisions for lawmakers who are new parents.

#braverman-suella, #family-leaves, #government-employees, #great-britain, #law-and-legislation, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #paid-time-off, #politics-and-government

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The Exponential Power of a $15 Wage Floor

Biden can improve the lives of hundreds of thousands with a single executive order.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #clinton-bill, #collective-bargaining, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #johnson-lyndon-baines, #labor-and-jobs, #manchin-joe-iii, #minimum-wage, #obama-barack, #paid-time-off, #roosevelt-franklin-delano, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries

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Places and Policies That Aim to Help Working Parents

How some employers and governments are supporting working parents.

#child-care, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #employee-fringe-benefits, #paid-time-off, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #sabbaticals-and-career-breaks, #tutors-and-tutoring, #work-life-balance

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Should I Warn My Ex’s Fiancée About His Cheating Heart?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on telling your ex’s fiancée that he betrayed her, absconding with a valuable letter discovered in a rental home — and more.

#cheating, #dating-and-relationships, #ethics-personal, #paid-time-off, #robberies-and-thefts

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Did You Miss Out on Vacation This Year? You’re Not Alone

Employers are struggling to deal with the unused days that have piled up during the pandemic.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #employee-fringe-benefits, #human-resources, #labor-and-jobs, #paid-time-off, #travel-and-vacations, #united-states, #workplace-environment

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Paid Time Off, Free Fries: How Corporate America Is Getting Out the Vote

Spurred by recent social unrest, many U.S. companies are trying to make it easier for workers, and urging their customers, to cast their ballots.

#amazon-com-inc, #burch-tory, #citigroup-inc, #coca-cola-company, #corporations, #diageo-plc, #jpmorgan-chasecompany, #kenna-corley, #paid-time-off, #patagonia-inc, #presidential-election-of-2020, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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California, Reject Prop 22

Gig workers deserve the dignity of fair compensation.

#car-services-and-livery-cabs, #doordash-mobile-app, #employee-fringe-benefits, #freelancing-self-employment-and-independent-contracting, #khosrowshahi-dara, #labor-and-jobs, #lyft-inc, #paid-time-off, #uber-eats, #wages-and-salaries

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Swiss to Vote on Paternity Leave: Nice to Have or Essential?

The fate of a law mandating two weeks of paid leave for fathers will be decided at the polls after a conservative backlash forced a referendum.

#family-leaves, #law-and-legislation, #paid-time-off, #parenting, #politics-and-government, #referendums, #switzerland

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How Big Tech Could Influence the Election

The most patriotic thing that companies could do is help democracy work better.

#absentee-voting, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #computers-and-the-internet, #cook-timothy-d, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #giridharadas-anand, #paid-time-off, #presidential-election-of-2020, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Private Tutors, Pop-Up Schools or Nothing at All: How Employers Are Helping Parents

Benefits depend on where people work, and the kind of job they have, a new survey finds, highlighting disparities that predate the pandemic.

#child-care, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-learning, #employee-fringe-benefits, #labor-and-jobs, #paid-time-off, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Parents Got More Time Off. Then the Backlash Started.

Pandemic policies at tech companies have created a rift between parents offered more benefits and resentful workers who don’t have children.

#bock-laszlo, #child-care, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #labor-and-jobs, #paid-time-off, #parenting, #salesforce-com-inc, #sandberg-sheryl-k, #social-media, #twitter, #workplace-environment, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Uber and Lyft Are Toying With Drivers’ Livelihoods

Both are threatening to pull out of California this week over a law requiring them to treat their workers as full-fledged employees.

#california, #car-services-and-livery-cabs, #khosrowshahi-dara, #labor-and-jobs, #lyft-inc, #mobile-applications, #paid-time-off, #uber-technologies-inc, #wages-and-salaries

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Massachusetts Sues Uber and Lyft Over the Status of Drivers

A lawsuit by the state’s attorney general adds to pressure on the companies to consider their drivers full-time employees.

#car-services-and-livery-cabs, #freelancing-self-employment-and-independent-contracting, #healey-maura-1971, #labor-and-jobs, #lyft-inc, #paid-time-off, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #uber-technologies-inc, #unemployment-insurance, #wages-and-salaries

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Why Joe Biden Should Look to His Left

Progressive ideas don’t just turn out the vote. They win votes.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #environment, #paid-time-off, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters, #youth

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Pandemic Paid Leave Is Available: Why Some Parents Aren’t Taking It

There may still be a lack of awareness about the benefit, but for families who do know, they’re weighing the risks

#child-care, #family-leaves, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #paid-time-off, #parenting

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Grieving During the Coronavirus Pandemic Shouldn’t Be a Privilege

Many of us are experiencing loss right now. We need the time and space to process it.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #funerals-and-memorials, #grief-emotion, #paid-time-off

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Paid Leave Law Tries to Help Millions in Crisis. Many Haven’t Heard of It.

The program has received relatively little publicity, and there has been confusion among business owners and workers.

#child-care, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #employee-fringe-benefits, #paid-time-off, #small-business

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California Sues Uber and Lyft, Claiming Workers Are Misclassified

The ride-hailing companies are accused of defying a new state law that says gig workers should be treated as employees.

#becerra-xavier, #car-services-and-livery-cabs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #freelancing-self-employment-and-independent-contracting, #khosrowshahi-dara, #lyft-inc, #paid-time-off, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #uber-technologies-inc, #unemployment-insurance, #wages-and-salaries

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I Never Planned to Face the Coronavirus as a Worker at Dollar General

No barriers, not enough staffing, low wages. They seem to not know there’s a danger to employees.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #louisiana, #paid-time-off, #working-hours

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The Coronavirus Shows ‘Essential Workers’ Aren’t Fairly Treated

A living wage is only the first step to real economic dignity.

#home-health-care, #income-inequality, #king-martin-luther-jr, #labor-and-jobs, #minimum-wage, #paid-time-off, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

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Are We at the Start of a New Protest Movement?

The immediate immiseration of millions of people highlights our mutual bond.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #labor-and-jobs, #paid-time-off

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I’m a Domestic Worker Who Was Fired Because of the Coronavirus

Domestic workers need your help. And you need ours.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #domestic-service, #federal-taxes-us, #food, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #miami-fla, #national-domestic-workers-alliance, #paid-time-off, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance, #wages-and-salaries

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8 Ways to Set Boundaries Between Work and Kids

Communication, flexibility and a bit of grace are key to blocking out time for child care while logging in from home.

#babies-and-infants, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #paid-time-off, #parenting, #telecommuting, #work-life-balance

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How the Pandemic Is Magnifying America’s Class Divide

Child care options, internet access and extra living space can mean starkly different outcomes in coping with disruptions to school and work routines.

#computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-learning, #epidemics, #income-inequality, #labor-and-jobs, #paid-time-off, #quarantines

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Pandemic Erodes Gig Economy Work

Gig companies promoted their flexible hours as an economic lifeline for workers. In the coronavirus outbreak, it has been anything but.

#car-services-and-livery-cabs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #corporate-social-responsibility, #delivery-services, #doordash-mobile-app, #freelancing-self-employment-and-independent-contracting, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #just-eat-plc, #lyft-inc, #mobile-applications, #paid-time-off, #uber-technologies-inc, #wages-and-salaries

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As Coronavirus Deepens Inequality, Inequality Worsens Its Spread

The pandemic is widening social and economic divisions that also make the virus deadlier, a self-reinforcing cycle that experts warn could have consequences for years to come.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #france, #income-inequality, #italy, #japan, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #paid-time-off, #part-time-employment, #poverty, #quarantines, #spain, #united-states-economy

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There’s a Giant Hole in Pelosi’s Coronavirus Bill

The legislation passed by the House doesn’t actually guarantee paid sick leave to most American workers.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #house-of-representatives, #labor-and-jobs, #paid-time-off, #pelosi-nancy

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House Passes Coronavirus Relief After Democrats Strike Deal With White House

Democrats dropped a proposal to establish a new paid sick leave entitlement for public health emergencies and added tax credits for small- and medium-size businesses requested by Republicans.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #food-aid, #house-of-representatives, #mnuchin-steven-t, #paid-time-off, #pelosi-nancy, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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12 Steps to Tackle the Coronavirus

President Trump and other health officials need to act immediately, while there is time.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #emergency-medical-treatment, #hospitals, #law-and-legislation, #paid-time-off, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #quarantines, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Coronavirus Fears and the Need for Paid Sick Leave

As the coronavirus spreads, the public interest demands that employers abandon their longstanding resistance to paid sick leave.

#burger-king-corp, #chick-fil-a, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #darden-restaurants-inc, #fast-food-industry, #jack-in-the-box-inc, #mcdonalds-corporation, #olive-garden-italian-restaurants, #paid-time-off, #quarantines, #restaurants, #wendys-co

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Talks Begin on Stimulus Plan as Trump Plays Down Virus Threat

A proposal to eliminate payroll taxes through the end of the year, estimated to cost $700 billion, faces bipartisan opposition, but some version of it could be the basis for a broad agreement to provide aid.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fauci-anthony-s, #federal-emergency-management-agency, #federal-taxes-us, #kudlow-lawrence-a, #mnuchin-steven-t, #paid-time-off, #payroll-tax, #pelosi-nancy, #tax-cuts-and-jobs-act-2017, #trump-donald-j, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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What the Economy Needs From President Trump

The economic impact of the coronavirus requires a stronger federal response. Congress needs to be careful about the timing.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #infrastructure-public-works, #paid-time-off, #recession-and-depression, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy

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How to Quarantine Yourself

Thousands who have the coronavirus or were exposed have been asked to seclude themselves. It’s harder than it sounds.

#bathrooms-and-toilets, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coughs, #elderly, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #masks, #medicine-and-health, #paid-time-off, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #quarantines, #united-states, #your-feed-science

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Avoiding Coronavirus May Be a Luxury Some Workers Can’t Afford

A sick day? Remote work? Not so easy if your job is at a restaurant, a day care center or a construction site.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #income-inequality, #paid-time-off, #telecommuting

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