When men and women complete school and enter the workforce, they’re typically paid at comparable levels. But before long, a gender pay gap appears, and it continues to widen over the next two decades. So what explains that change? The answer can be found by examining when the gender pay gap...
In a new report titled “Pointing Out: How Walmart Unlawfully Punishes Workers for Medical Absences,” the organization A Better Balance reveals how Walmart’s absence control program not only treats workers unfairly, but may actually be illegal. A few cases include the following: Ashana* got ...
[caption id="attachment_6985" align="alignright" width="620"] Seattle Councilmember Kshama Sawant encouraged protesters to block freeways on May Day[/caption] The Seattle City Council passed a unanimous resolution this week which declares May 1 a "day of action" on which city employees are welcom...
Starbucks made the headlines and got some great press earlier this year for extending parental leave to hourly workers, but most people missed the inequality in the fine print: the coffee behemoth is giving much better benefits to its well-paid, white-collar corporate employees. The new policy, wh...
Take a deep breath, filling your belly. Pause. Now breath out slowly while counting to five. Repeat the cycle four times. Congratulations. You’ve just relaxed your body’s central nervous system. Controlled and mindful breathing, like the simple cycle described above, have been proven to reduc...
Having kids typically makes it harder to advance in your career, according to overwhelming body of research. According to a new poll, most U.S. workers feel that employers aren’t doing enough to support parents returning to their jobs after they take time off to raise children. 57% report ...
In a recent article she titled “Why You Need to Quit Your Job,” Author and Life and Leadership coach Adria Corso related her own struggle feeling trapped in a job that made her miserable. In introducing the dilemma, she wrote that “Eight years ago, I sat in the big fancy office of my corpora...
The home furnishing giant has just created one of the most generous paid parental leave policies in the retail sector. We frequently hear how much better parental leave policies are in Europe, Canada, and…well just about everywhere in the world outside the U.S. But there are a growing number of b...
There’s still hope for expanded paid parental and sick leave. Many left-leaning groups are wringing their hands over what Donald Trump may or may not do over the new four years in office.  Yet for all the uncertainty and anxiety, staff with the Washington DC Paid Family Leave Coalition are cheeri...
Netflix has the nation’s most generous parental leave policy, with salaried employees getting 12 months of paid leave (at 100% salary) to take at their own discretion. However, hourly workers were previously excluded. That will now be equalized. This past summer, the California-based tech compa...