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Getting Punched: The Job and Family Clock...It’s Time for Flexible Work for Workers of All Wages

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Publication Date: July 2006

Publisher(s): Center for Law and Social Policy

Author(s): Jodie Levin-Epstein

Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Topic: Labor (Labor conditions, wages, salaries, and benefits)

Type: Fact sheet

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

Get the facts on the dramatic labor market changes that result in more and more workers facing dual and dueling responsibilities– those at work and those at home. Businesses that recognize this tension address it through responsive scheduling and paid time off; and, these businesses benefit from cost savings when they do. Getting Punched suggests 10 ways that government should get more involved in promoting responsive workplaces for workers of all wages. It’s about time.