Karyn Twaronite, Ernst & Young America's inclusiveness officer, recently found herself chatting at a company cocktail party with a group that included three soon-to-be dads in their early 30s. Since it's part of her job, she asked if they were going to take paternity leave. "Of course," they all said — a response that she wouldn't likely have gotten 10 years ago.
Countless surveys highlight the need to achieve a healthier work-life balance and in addition we have seen a raft of changes to employment legislation to help in achieving this.
However the challenges facing many employees managing their home and work commitments is not simply a challenge for the individual but also for the employer, and it is important for small business owners to remember that there are several key pieces of legislation to consider:
1. Maternity leave
Just like many working fathers, Prince William will be looking forward to the two weeks with Kate and his beautiful new baby boy.
So, here’s my top tips to managing a smooth paternity leave
Do dad’s have the right to paid time off when the baby is born?
New dads have to be the biological father, be married, cohabiting or in an enduring family relationship with the mum-to be and employed by the company for 41 weeks before the baby’s due date. Tick all those boxes and the answer is yes, and new dads can move on to worrying about the next issue…
By Suzy Khimm
I wrote last week about how the fate of health reform depends on the states, given their starring role in carrying out major parts of the
Affordable Care Act. They'll be hugely responsible for setting up the new insurance exchanges -- which have to be running by 2014 -- and enforcing the beefed-up insurance regulations. But there are changes already underway that will give us an early preview of what's to come.
In the recent years the number of clinical test has increased significantly, starting from simple blood samples and ending with EKGs and MRI. However only some of them could be useful, while others could even prove to be harmful.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that police usually must try to obtain a search warrant from a judge before ordering blood tests for drunken-driving suspects. The justices sided with a Missouri man who was subjected to a blood test without a warrant and found to have nearly twice the legal limit of alcohol in his blood.