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 c...
Recent studies indicate that breastfeeding moms aren’t getting the accommodation they need at work -- although there's something they can do about it. Pumping milk at work is one of the worst indignities of new motherhood. The woman is hiding away in some tiny windowless closet, breasts out, ...
Remember the devastating New York Times article back in September that exposed Amazon’s brutal work culture and insensitive treatment of working parents? Well, following all the bad press it’s received in the aftermath, Amazon has taken major steps to improve parental leave benefits, according t...
Claire Cain Miller, contributor to the New York Times, posted an article this week exploring how family friendly workplace policies can sometimes hurt workers. She cites cases in countries like Chile, where one result of legal requirements to provide working mothers with childcare is that women a...
Working mothers are in one of the most challenging positions in today’s workforce: they face our country’s ongoing gender gap in pay, high costs of childcare, and challenges in maintaining employment continuity during childbirth and recovery. Yet there is some very encouraging news for wo...
December’s Journal of Health and Social Behavior just published a report indicating that women who work full-time following the birth of a child enjoy better physical health than those who don’t go right back to work full time. This study is based on 30 years of data from over 2,500 mothers. Uni...