9 to 5 No More:   State Legislation To Give Working Families More Time Julie Schwartz Weber, JD Policy Specialist July 11,...
What Are States Doing To Help? <ul><li>Flex-Time </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible work schedule </li></ul><ul><li>Flex-Career </...
What Are States Doing To Help? <ul><li>PAID SICK LEAVE  </li></ul><ul><li>Guarantees workers flexibility to deal with unan...
What Are States Doing To Help? <ul><li>US Workers without Paid Sick Days  </li></ul>Source:  Lovell, 2004  (Does not inclu...
What Are States Doing To Help? <ul><li>Paid Sick Leave Legislation </li></ul><ul><li>Considered Bills </li></ul><ul><li>Pa...
What Are States Doing To Help? <ul><li>EDUCATION LEAVE </li></ul><ul><li>Guarantees workers flexibility to take time off f...
What Are States Doing To Help? Education Leave Legislation Considered Bills Passed Laws Both
What Are States Doing To Help? <ul><li>FLEXIBLE WORK SCHEDULES </li></ul><ul><li>Provide workers with flexibility in the s...
What Are States Doing To Help? What kind of Workers get Flexible Schedules?  Percent that can adjust start and stop times ...
What Are States Doing To Help? Flexible Schedule Legislation Considered Bills Passed Laws Both
What Are States Doing To Help? Why do States enact Flexible Work Legislation? Number of States
What Are States Doing To Help? <ul><li>TELEWORK </li></ul><ul><li>Working at an alternative worksite that is not the main ...
What Are States Doing To Help? Telework Legislation Considered Bills Passed Laws Both
What Are States Doing To Help? Why do States enact Telework Legislation? Number of States
Agenda <ul><li>Why Is It Harder to Balance Work and Family </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Workforce Changes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul>...
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9 to 5 No More: State Legislation To Give Working Families More Time

  1. 1. 9 to 5 No More: State Legislation To Give Working Families More Time Julie Schwartz Weber, JD Policy Specialist July 11, 2008 www.bc.edu/wfnetwork ** Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and not those of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation or the Sloan Work and Family Research Network. .
  2. 2. What Are States Doing To Help? <ul><li>Flex-Time </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible work schedule </li></ul><ul><li>Flex-Career </li></ul><ul><li>Phased retirement </li></ul><ul><li>Flex-Leave </li></ul><ul><li>Paid Sick </li></ul><ul><li>Vacation </li></ul><ul><li>Parental leave </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Paid Family </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced Time </li></ul><ul><li>Part time (or part year) </li></ul><ul><li>Job Sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Flex-Place </li></ul><ul><li>Telework </li></ul>Legislation to give working families more time
  3. 3. What Are States Doing To Help? <ul><li>PAID SICK LEAVE </li></ul><ul><li>Guarantees workers flexibility to deal with unanticipated or irregularly occurring short term illnesses or injuries for them or their family members </li></ul><ul><li>Sick leave can be used by the worker for routine medical and preventive care for themselves or a family member and treatment and counseling for domestic violence </li></ul><ul><li>Paid, job protected leave </li></ul><ul><li>No federal or state laws re: private sector </li></ul>
  4. 4. What Are States Doing To Help? <ul><li>US Workers without Paid Sick Days </li></ul>Source: Lovell, 2004 (Does not include Federal Employees) Workers by Type
  5. 5. What Are States Doing To Help? <ul><li>Paid Sick Leave Legislation </li></ul><ul><li>Considered Bills </li></ul><ul><li>Passed Laws </li></ul>San Francisco Philadelphia Milwaukee DC
  6. 6. What Are States Doing To Help? <ul><li>EDUCATION LEAVE </li></ul><ul><li>Guarantees workers flexibility to take time off from work to attend their children’s school conferences or other school functions </li></ul><ul><li>Job protected leave </li></ul><ul><li>May or may not be paid </li></ul><ul><li>No federal laws re: private sector </li></ul>
  7. 7. What Are States Doing To Help? Education Leave Legislation Considered Bills Passed Laws Both
  8. 8. What Are States Doing To Help? <ul><li>FLEXIBLE WORK SCHEDULES </li></ul><ul><li>Provide workers with flexibility in the scheduling of their work hours </li></ul><ul><li>Examples include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Flex time : allows workers to shift start and quitting times </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Compressed work schedules : work a full-time schedule, in less than a 5-day traditional workweek by increasing daily hours worked </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. What Are States Doing To Help? What kind of Workers get Flexible Schedules? Percent that can adjust start and stop times Low wage workers have the least access to flexible work schedules Source: Families and Work Institute, 2006
  10. 10. What Are States Doing To Help? Flexible Schedule Legislation Considered Bills Passed Laws Both
  11. 11. What Are States Doing To Help? Why do States enact Flexible Work Legislation? Number of States
  12. 12. What Are States Doing To Help? <ul><li>TELEWORK </li></ul><ul><li>Working at an alternative worksite that is not the main worksite for some portion of their working hours </li></ul><ul><li>Alternative worksite could be: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Worker’s home </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Satellite office </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other location outside of the main work site </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. What Are States Doing To Help? Telework Legislation Considered Bills Passed Laws Both
  14. 14. What Are States Doing To Help? Why do States enact Telework Legislation? Number of States
  15. 15. Agenda <ul><li>Why Is It Harder to Balance Work and Family </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Workforce Changes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Workplace Changes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What Is the Impact on Families? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Impact on Children </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Impact on Parents </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What Is the Impact on Employers? </li></ul><ul><li>What Are States Doing to Help? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Flexibility in The Workplace with Focus on: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Flexible Leaves (Paid Sick, Education) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Flex-time (Flexible Work Schedules) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Flexible Place (Telework) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Now What? Parting Thoughts </li></ul>

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