Responsive Workplaces: The business case for employment that values fairness and families
Publication Date: March 2007
Publisher(s): Center for Law and Social Policy
Author(s): Jodie Levin-Epstein
Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Coverage: United States
More and more, working parents have dual--and dueling--responsibilities on the job and at home. Some employers have adapted and made their workplaces responsive to working parents, offering, for example, flexible scheduling and paid time off. Often, such measures have benefited the employers, too, demonstrating that businesses can do well by doing good. This article--reprinted from Mother Load, a special report from The American Prospect on family-friendly workplaces--addresses the business case for workplaces that respond to families’ needs.