Tag: Child Care


Countering the Child Care Crisis

As an HR professional, you are likely keenly aware of the child care crisis. Parents spend exorbitant amounts of money on child care, if they can even find child care in their area. Costs and constraints lead to large percentages of new mothers not returning to work, not because they don’t want to but because […]


Employees Are Growing Up—Your Benefits Need to, Too

We are now nearly a decade into tech’s boom across the globe, and there are no definitive signs of a slowdown. While the winners in the space continue to hurdle toward dominance, we’re seeing them come under pressure for everything from privacy concerns to working conditions and even election meddling.


OFCCP proposes updated regulations on sex discrimination

by Tony Puckett The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has announced proposed regulations updating its current sex discrimination regulations for federal government contractors and subcontractors. The proposed regulations are the first substantive update to the “Sex Discrimination Guidelines,” which the OFCCP adopted in 1970.  The OFCCP’s press release […]

Single mom wins rotating shift job—then wants days only—and court agrees

by Christian Paquette Did an employer discriminate against a single mother when it required her to work the regular shift rotation job she’d applied for? An Alberta court was recently asked to rule whether an arbitrator was right in deciding against the employer. The court in SMS Equipment Inc. v. CEP, Local 707 agreed that […]

Using Child Care as a Recruiting/Retention Strategy

A recent survey by Deloitte & Touche revealed that 4 in 10 executives plan to use the current economic difficulties as an opportunity to recruit top talent for their companies, reports Fran Durekas, founder and chief development officer of national childcare provider Childrens’ Creative Learning Centers (www.cclc.com). It’s no secret that some of that top […]