Workflex in the 21st Century Act: New Approach to Providing Work-Life Balance

Workflex in the 21st Century Act: New Approach to Providing Work-Life Balance

A voluntary workflex option will provide employers the option to offer flexible workplace arrangement plans to employees through the proposed Workflex in the 21st Century Act. It will include a combination of paid leave and flexible work options that will replace certain state and local laws regarding employee benefits.

Children Demand Reunification of Families Across the Border

Children Demand Reunification of Families Across the Border

WASHINGTON  -- On the court-ordered deadline to reunite families seperated at the border, children and families gathered to march and protest at the Hart Senate Office Building. The children sung lullabies and drew pictures of their families to demand that the Trump...

Elizabeth Warren Condemns Trump’s CFPB Nominee

Elizabeth Warren Condemns Trump’s CFPB Nominee

WASHINGTON – Sen. Elizabeth Warren condemned President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for participating in the administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy that separated families who illegally crossed the U.S.-Mexico...

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New report shows growth still needed for global women’s rights

WASHINGTON -- At the end of almost every weekday, Sarah Hilmer drives 40 minutes from her Silicon Valley communications job to her home in Belmont, California, for three hours of mommy-and-daughter time. The new mom routinely uses those hours for a family run with...

Federal courts to expand options for reporting harassment

WASHINGTON – The courts need to make it easier for federal judiciary employees to file sexual harassment and misconduct complaints, a court official told the Senate judiciary committee Wednesday during a hearing on the findings of a Supreme Court task force. Supreme...

Marijuana efforts gain momentum in states, Congress

Four states will vote this year to legalize medical or recreational marijuana. However, state legalization does not prevent the federal government from prosecuting people within states where marijuana is legalized. A new bill could change that — without legalizing marijuana federally.

Leading up to North Korea summit, Trump meets with Japan’s Shinzo Abe

The United States and North Korea are the key players in the upcoming summit scheduled for next week in Singapore, but as President Donald Trump’s meeting with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday proved, the outcome of the summit will affect more than just North Korea and the U.S.

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