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The Pros & Cons Of Working From Home

Ten percent of the American workforce is currently working from home. Could it work for you?

10/13/2013

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Lean In Or Lean Out: America’s Pregnant Workers Decide

Despite individual preference to either lean in or out, America’s pregnant workers are all at a disadvantage when it comes to family leave time after bringing baby home.

07/31/2013

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Pelosi Slams Senate For Voting To Strip Away Part Of Health Care Law

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi marked the 20th anniversary of the federal Family and Medical Leave Act in Boston by pushing for federal legislation that would require businesses to allow up to seven paid sick days a year.

03/26/2013

The Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court sit for their official photograph on Oct. 8, 2010 at the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. (credit: TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Rules State Cannot Be Sued For Refusing Employee’s Sick Time

The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that states cannot be sued under the Family and Medical Leave Act for refusing to give an employee time off to recover from an illness. One justice said the decision “dilutes the force” of the law that allows millions of working Americans time off to care for sick family members or to have children.

03/20/2012