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October 8, 2015

Multnomah County Adds Paid Parental Leave Policy for Employees

Multnomah County Employees Will Have Paid Parental Leave Six weeks of paid parental leave will promote the health and economic security of County employees, their families, and their community Effective November 1, 2015, Multnomah County employees will be eligible to take up to six weeks of fully paid parental leave when they welcome a new […]

September 19, 2015

Oregon Sick Time 101 | Know The Basics

Work in Oregon?  Here’s what you need to know about sick time. Starting January 1, 2016, many working Oregonians will be able to earn and use job-protected sick time, which means you can take time off from work when you or your family members are sick or need to see a doctor without getting penalized. […]

September 18, 2015

Apply by November 6, 2015 for the When Work Works Award!

  We know that creating a family-forward workplace takes courage and leadership.  That’s why we’re celebrating the Oregon employers who are operating flexibly and making work work for their employees. Every year, Family Forward facilitates the When Work Works Award in Oregon. When Work Works is a prestigious national award program that recognizes employers who are successfully building flexible workplaces that really work for […]

September 3, 2015

Film Screening | The Raising of America

  The U.S. is a can-do nation. So why is child well-being in the U.S. so much worse than in other rich countries? How does what Paul Kershaw calls “the growing squeeze” on so many young families and caregivers—the squeeze for time, for money and for resources—“drip down” on their infants and young children, literally […]

August 21, 2015

Author Event | Under the Bus: How Working Women are Being Run Over

Please join us to hear Caroline Fredrickson, author of Under the Bus: How Working Women are Being Run Over, discuss how a growing swath of working women such as domestic workers, part time workers, small business employees and farm workers get left out of U.S. labor laws – and what to do about it. Wine, beer & light […]

August 15, 2015

Monthly Workshop | Guiding Women Through Divorce

Women in all stages of divorce, whether thinking about separation, separating or even well into the process of divorce will benefit from: presentations by financial advisers, counselors, attorneys and mediators, holistic information and planning regarding separation and divorce, and support and resources for additional learning.

August 15, 2015

Great Ideas @ Work Newsletter | Summer 2015

Happy Summer! We’ve got news and, more importantly, a call to action. Enjoy! And please share with others in your networks. When Work Works: It’s Time to Apply for the 2016 Awards! It’s Time to Speak Up: Why you need to get involved in improving work for all Oregonians – and how to do that […]

August 5, 2015

Oregon’s 2015 Legislative Session Was GOOD for Families

What a moment for Oregon! On July 13th, 2015 Governor Kate Brown signed four bills into law that make real progress for Oregon’s working families: Sick days for every working Oregonian, A retirement security program for workers who don’t have one through their employer, Banning “the box” on job applications, and Steps to end racial profiling […]

August 5, 2015

On the Road with FMLA for 22 Years

Thanks for our partners at CLASP for calling attention to this important day:  Twenty two years ago today the rubber hit the road on the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).  That’s when the new law actually began to reach workers around the country.   Since then, working men and women have been able to take unpaid FMLA […]

July 29, 2015

Film Screening | The Raising of America

The U.S. is a can-do nation. So why is child well-being in the U.S. so much worse than in other rich countries? How does what Paul Kershaw calls “the growing squeeze” on so many young families and caregivers—the squeeze for time, for money and for resources—“drip down” on their infants and young children, literally altering […]

June 18, 2015

Good News from the State Capitol: Domestic Workers Bill Signed into Law

Oregon Becomes 5TH State To Pass Bill of Rights for Domestic Workers Governor Brown sign SB 552 into law on June 17, 2015, ending 77 years of exclusion The struggle of Oregon domestic workers will be vindicated today when Governor Brown signs the Oregon Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights (SB 552) into law. The Oregon Domestic Workers’ […]