by Jessica A.H. Howell The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is a federal agency that administers and enforces civil rights laws when individuals claim workplace discrimination. Recently, the EEOC filed suit against a cosmetics company for implementing and administering parental leave benefits in a discriminatory manner based on sex. The lawsuit is the first of […]
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While we all expect equal treatment and opportunity at work, women in the workplace have historically been faced with an uneven playing field. Data from an iCIMS survey of 1,000 office professionals reveals that U.S. companies are making progress, but still struggle with gender issues, including the pay gap, parental leave, hiring women in STEM, and promoting women to C-level positions.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 47% of U.S. workers are women. While we all expect equal treatment and opportunity at work, women in the workplace have historically been faced with an uneven playing field. Recent data from an iCIMS survey, of 1,000 office professionals, reveals that U.S. companies are making progress, but still struggle […]
2017 is a year of uncertainty for the HR sector. Absence and disability management professionals are no different. A new president and Congress are sure to institute laws and regulations that make changes great and small. At the same time, states and localities continue to make their own legal and regulatory changes, especially around paid leave.
Men and women are equally likely to take time off under Etsy’s new parental leave program, the company has determined after adopting a gender-blind policy last year.
While the United States is still one of few developed nations that do not offer paid parental leave, Americans overwhelmingly support these policies. A recent poll shows that 82% of voters say it’s important to explore legislation that allows paid time off for medical and family reasons. Today, there is potential for change on the horizon. There has been a growing chorus of support for possibly amending federal unemployment insurance laws to guarantee 6 weeks of paid maternity leave.
It is more important than ever that companies evolve as quickly as the workforce in order to survive. The quality of talent, of course, has always been a top priority for business leaders and HR professionals. Nevertheless, there remains a lot of work to be done when it comes to retaining employees that have one […]
Many of the country’s largest employers do not offer paid parental leave, according to a report from PL+US.
California’s governor vetoed a bill September 30 that would have granted 6 weeks of “parental leave” to some employees in the state. Governor Jerry Brown (D) said in a letter to lawmakers that he was particularly concerned about the impact the law would have on small businesses.
Employers’ leave policies often reinforce gender role stereotypes by providing more leave for mothers, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) says. And it’s becoming increasingly likely that employees will begin to push back against these policies, according to SHRM.