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Tag Archives: Work-Life Balance

Gender pay gap is primarily a result of personal choices — so, what can employers do?

Posted in Affirmative Action, Equal Pay, Work-Life Balance
A number of studies are showing that most, if not all, of the gender pay gap is explained by personal choices made by men and women. But how can employers protect themselves from claims of discrimination? The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that, in 2015, women working full-time had median earnings that were 81 percent… Continue Reading

Weekly catch-up

Posted in FOCUS, Immigration, Wage-Hour, Work-Life Balance
The FLSA hurts women? Heather Owen, partner in our Jacksonville Office and proprietor of FOCUS, our women’s leadership blog, begins a three-part series on how the Fair Labor Standards Act, with its lack of flexibility, is unfair to women (non-exempt women, anyway), who continue to assume more responsibility for child care, elder care, and other… Continue Reading

Heresy! Is “flexibility at work” overrated?

Posted in Corporate Culture, Telecommuting, Work-Life Balance
Or is it loved as much as ever, as long as it doesn’t cost employees money? Interesting questions are raised by a study conducted and recently published by Alexandre Mas, a Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at at Princeton University, and Amanda Pallais, a Paul Sack Associate Professor of Political Economy and Social Studies… Continue Reading