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December 2014 Archives

Leave for parents is a wise investmemt for cities

Across the country, many municipalities including cities of all sizes are facing tough economic times. Despite recent improvements in some local economies, city government officials are still trying to rebound from the tough times and revenue loss of recent years. Because of that, some may presume that they need to cut benefits for staff members in order to save cash. However, there are some benefits for staff members that actually serve as a wise investment for city governments. One of the most key benefits in that category is parental leave, giving both fathers and mothers parenting time to bond and take care of their children.

When California workers are cheated out of overtime

The freedom and flexibility of being an independent contractor is offset by a loss of rights and advantages afforded to Los Angeles employees. Unlike employees, contractors have no access to employer health insurance coverage, unemployment benefits, workers' compensation and company pensions.

Tools to fight pregnancy discrimination in the work

Many women who are pregnant want to continue their careers, during their pregnancies. Although perfectly capable of demonstrating that they can do the work just as well as ever. They often face discrimination in their workplaces due to stereotypes and bias.

Transgender job discrimination in Los Angeles County

The Los Angeles County Department of Health has an estimate of the number of people living in our community who identify as transgender individuals. Figures aren't exact, because there is no one definition applied to transgender people. Health officials started off by adding up everyone in the 15- to 64-year-old age group - more than 7.2 million people.

Ideal components of paid family and medical leave programs

Working fathers have a tough time balancing family time and the obligations of their career. That is also true for working mothers, giving men and women a shared basis for pursuing ways to secure more parenting time while successfully advancing their careers. While specific amounts of unpaid leave are assured to working dads and working moms by the Family and Medical Leave Act, many are seeking paid leave. That led to one organization detailing guidelines for paid family and medical leave that suits the needs of men and women alike.

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