"Momentum is growing in N.J. to require paid sick time"
By CWW's Danielle Lindemann and Jon Whiten, deputy director at New Jersey Policy Perspective
Published in Times of Trenton on December 4, 2013
According to the authors, "earned sick leave policies provide benefits not only for employees, but also for their employers and surrounding communities, while having no adverse consequence on the economy." Click here to read this op-ed.
It’s Catching: Public Opinion toward Paid Sick Days in New Jersey As New Jersey’s policymakers consider establishing a minimum standard for paid sick days, the Center for Women and Work (CWW) at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey has released an issue brief on the subject that finds an overwhelming majority (83 percent) of state residents of all political affiliations support paid sick day policies.
Employing data from New Jersey’s Department of Labor and Workforce Development, researchers assessed public awareness of New Jersey’s family leave insurance program and the law’s implementation and usage. Study authors include Karen White, director, CWW’s Working Families Program, Rutgers University; Linda Houser, CWW affiliate fellow and assistant professor, Widener University; and Elizabeth Nisbet, CWW post-doctoral associate.
Watch as CWW's Karen White discusses the benefits of Paid Family Leave Insurance on The NJ Foundation for Aging's TV Show, Aging Insights. Karen White comes in at 12:15.
A CWW study by Linda Houser and Karen White looks at the awareness of New Jersey's Family Leave Insurance (FLI) Program.
CWW Welcomes New Director
Dr. Dana Britton, who began her appointment on July 1, 2012, is an esteemed scholar of gender and work, who has focused her professional career on women's advancement in the workplace. Her leadership and experience complements CWW’s mission as an innovative leader in research and programs that promote gender equity, a high-skill economy, and reconciliation of work and well-being for all.
NAWB Joins CWW's College Completion Effort
The National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB) and the Rutgers University Center for Women and Work (CWW) are joining forces to explore ways to help workforce development clients complete college degrees.CWW has launched a multi-state initiative to leverage existing resources in order to identify adults close to finishing a degree and help them earn the remaining credits they need. ... read more