Parental leave

Sorenson Communications Named One of America’s Best Employers for Women

Monday, August 10, 2020 - 2:11pm

SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 10, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sorenson Communications , LLC has been named one of Americas Best Employers for Women 2020 by Forbes and the market research firm Statista.

Key Points: 
  • SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 10, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sorenson Communications , LLC has been named one of Americas Best Employers for Women 2020 by Forbes and the market research firm Statista.
  • The Forbes list of Americas Best Employers for Women was compiled through an independent survey that spanned all sectors (excluding government) and included 75,000 U.S. employees 45,000 of whom were women.
  • Women were specifically asked to rate their own employers regarding parental leave, family support, flexibility, discrimination, career/representation, and pay equity.
  • The 300 companies receiving the highest overall scores were recognized as Americas Best Employers for Women 2020.

SHI Named One of Forbes’ Best Employers for Women 2020

Friday, July 31, 2020 - 9:25pm

SHI International , one of North Americas largest IT solutions providers, has been recognized on Forbes list of Americas Best Employers for Women 2020.

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  • SHI International , one of North Americas largest IT solutions providers, has been recognized on Forbes list of Americas Best Employers for Women 2020.
  • The participants assessed their companies efforts in handling topics relevant to women, including discrimination, family support, flexibility, parental leave, pay equity, and representation and careers.
  • SHI, as the largest minority woman-owned business in the U.S., has long supported programs that empower women in the workplace.
  • SHIs employees founded WiSH (Women in SHI), an organization that aims to connect and celebrate the diversity of women in technology.

Petitions Committee Chair disappointed in Government's failure to respond urgently to report on the impact of Covid-19 on maternity and parental leave

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 1:03pm

Chair of the Petitions Committee, Catherine McKinnell MP, has today criticised the Government for failing to meet the Committees request to respond urgently to its report on the impact of Covid-19 on maternity and parental leave, which was published earlier this month.

Key Points: 
  • Chair of the Petitions Committee, Catherine McKinnell MP, has today criticised the Government for failing to meet the Committees request to respond urgently to its report on the impact of Covid-19 on maternity and parental leave, which was published earlier this month.
  • Chair of the Petitions Committee, Catherine McKinnell MP, said:
    "I am extremely disappointed the Government hasnt recognised the urgency of this issue and responded to our report on the impact of Covid-19 on maternity and parental leave before the summer recess.
  • This is particularly so given the Prime Ministers recent personal commitment to review our report.
  • The Committees report came after more than 226,000 people signed an e-petition calling for the Government to extend maternity leave by 3 months with pay, in light of Covid-19.

Petitions Committee Chair disappointed in Government's failure to respond urgently to report on the impact of Covid-19 on maternity and parental leave

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 1:03pm

Chair of the Petitions Committee, Catherine McKinnell MP, has today criticised the Government for failing to meet the Committees request to respond urgently to its report on the impact of Covid-19 on maternity and parental leave, which was published earlier this month.

Key Points: 
  • Chair of the Petitions Committee, Catherine McKinnell MP, has today criticised the Government for failing to meet the Committees request to respond urgently to its report on the impact of Covid-19 on maternity and parental leave, which was published earlier this month.
  • Chair of the Petitions Committee, Catherine McKinnell MP, said:
    "I am extremely disappointed the Government hasnt recognised the urgency of this issue and responded to our report on the impact of Covid-19 on maternity and parental leave before the summer recess.
  • This is particularly so given the Prime Ministers recent personal commitment to review our report.
  • The Committees report came after more than 226,000 people signed an e-petition calling for the Government to extend maternity leave by 3 months with pay, in light of Covid-19.

NFP and Helios HR Introduce Findings on Successful Leave Benefits

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 1:00pm

NFP and Helios partnered to survey more than 190 companies, representing 16 states and 16 industries, to assess the prevalence of certain leave benefits and the perceived value of those benefits for employees.

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  • NFP and Helios partnered to survey more than 190 companies, representing 16 states and 16 industries, to assess the prevalence of certain leave benefits and the perceived value of those benefits for employees.
  • The leave benefits report is designed to support business decisions related to paid leave benefits for employees through insights on the types of leave being offered, typical amounts of time off, program structures and more.
  • Key findings include the challenges employers overcome to provide certain leave benefits, including paid time off, paid parental leave and holidays, as well as the success employers realize in offering these benefits to employees.
  • "The leave benefits report is another example of an NFP resource that helps clients manage through this pressure with information, data and perspective.

Government of Canada reaches tentative agreement with Public Service Alliance of Canada

Friday, July 10, 2020 - 3:39pm

OTTAWA, ON, July 10, 2020 /CNW/ - In keeping with its commitment to reach agreements that are both fair to employees and reasonable for Canadians, the Government of Canada reached a tentative agreement with Canada's largest federal public service union, the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), on July 9, 2020.

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  • OTTAWA, ON, July 10, 2020 /CNW/ - In keeping with its commitment to reach agreements that are both fair to employees and reasonable for Canadians, the Government of Canada reached a tentative agreement with Canada's largest federal public service union, the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), on July 9, 2020.
  • If ratified, the Government of Canada will have reached agreements covering close to 60 percent of public servants for this round of bargaining.
  • The three-year tentative agreement applies to close to 84,000 represented and unrepresented federal employees in the Program and Administrative Services (PA) group.
  • New provisions for caregiver leave, extended parental leave, and up to 10 days of domestic violence leave are also included in the tentative agreement.

Report: Petitions Committee calls for Government to extend parental leave and pay for new parents in light of COVID-19

Monday, July 6, 2020 - 1:04pm

The Petitions Committee has launched its landmark report calling on the Government to extend parental leave and pay for all new parents affected by COVID-19.

Key Points: 
  • The Petitions Committee has launched its landmark report calling on the Government to extend parental leave and pay for all new parents affected by COVID-19.
  • More than 226,000 people have signed an e-petition calling for the Government to extend maternity leave by 3 months with pay in light of Covid-19.
  • The report finds that there are many more areas where the Government needs to consider taking urgent action.
  • The Petitions Committee has submitted the report for consideration, and expect to receive a prompt response from the Government on this urgent issue.

Report: Petitions Committee calls for Government to extend parental leave and pay for new parents in light of COVID-19

Monday, July 6, 2020 - 1:03pm

The Petitions Committee has launched its landmark report calling on the Government to extend parental leave and pay for all new parents affected by COVID-19.

Key Points: 
  • The Petitions Committee has launched its landmark report calling on the Government to extend parental leave and pay for all new parents affected by COVID-19.
  • More than 226,000 people have signed an e-petition calling for the Government to extend maternity leave by 3 months with pay in light of Covid-19.
  • The report finds that there are many more areas where the Government needs to consider taking urgent action.
  • The Petitions Committee has submitted the report for consideration, and expect to receive a prompt response from the Government on this urgent issue.

Stork Club is the First Maternity Program to Include Coverage for Vital Services that Enable LGBTQ+ Employees to Build Families

Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 2:00pm

Stork Club is the only enterprise solution consolidating all aspects of fertility and maternity care into one concierge-like experience resulting in better outcomes, while drastically reducing employers' healthcare costs.

Key Points: 
  • Stork Club is the only enterprise solution consolidating all aspects of fertility and maternity care into one concierge-like experience resulting in better outcomes, while drastically reducing employers' healthcare costs.
  • For a company with a few thousand employees, Stork Club can save up to $3 million dollars per year.
  • Companies on the right side of history are rethinking their maternity coverage for the modern family," says Jeni Mayorskaya, the Stork Club founder and CEO.
  • Stork Club provides services to thousands of employees from companies in the healthcare, finance, and technology sectors.

Petitions Committee to question the Government on maternity leave and pay after unprecedented public engagement

Saturday, June 6, 2020 - 12:04am

The Petitions Committee will hold a virtual evidence session to question the Minister for Small Business, Consumers and Labour Markets.

Key Points: 
  • The Petitions Committee will hold a virtual evidence session to question the Minister for Small Business, Consumers and Labour Markets.
  • On Thursday 11 June at 2.30pm, the Committee will question the Minister, Paul Scully MP, on crucial issues regarding maternity leave and pay raised by petitioners and experts.
  • This latest evidence session follows unprecedented levels of engagement from tens of thousands of people, sharing their views and concerns with the Committeethrough surveys and social media.
  • This engagement was prompted by a petition to extend maternity leave by three months with pay in light of COVID-19 signed by over 224,000 people.