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4 March 2013

Parental Leave: What Does Your Employer Offer? [USA]

Author: Tara Siegel Bernard - Your Money, New York Times

It’s an astonishing fact, but the United States is the only country with an advanced economy that does not provide some sort of paid leave for new mothers. So we’ve decided to begin a progress report that will highlight paid parental leave policies at...

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15 March 2012

Children's Rights & Business Principles need to be matched by sustained civil society & media scrutiny of corporate practice & political, legal reforms, says Human Rights Watch

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15 March 2012

Children's rights: why businesses should care more for children

Author: Annabel Short, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre in Guardian [UK]

[E]xamples demonstrate that almost every company has an impact on children...[M]any companies keep their initiatives to support children separate from their core business activities…[A] mining firm might highlight its investment in schools around its...

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18 February 2012

Case for paternity leave in the UAE

Author: Carolina D'Souza, gulfnews.com

The subject of paternity leave or employee benefit given to the father to take care of his infant, continues to moot the need for acceptance at a policy level in the UAE...Sheloob Said, a...Dubai-based HR Professional [said]..."I need to convince the...

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13 February 2012
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Author: Delphine de Mallevoüe, Le Figaro [France]

A compter du 1er mars, les salariés homosexuels de l'opérateur SFR [partie de Vivendi] pourront bénéficier d'un congé paternité, comme pour tout conjoint hétérosexuel. Onze jours seront donc offerts aux lesbiennes et gays, employés de l'entreprise,...

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24 January 2012

In Switzerland, some gays stay in the closet - from nine to five

Author: Caroline Stevan, Le Temps/Worldcrunch [Switzerland]

Switzerland is gradually becoming more tolerant of gays. But many homosexuals say they're still reluctant to come out at work, where clear cases of discrimination continue to occur...Gays often describe it as a damned if you do, damned if you don’t...

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6 June 2011

[PDF] Maternity Leave in the United States: Paid Parental Leave Is Still Not Standard, Even Among the Best U.S. Employers

Author: Institute for Women’s Policy Research

[Based on an analysis of the 100 best employers for working mothers, more than] half...provide six weeks [of paid maternity leave] or less...Nearly half fail to provide any paid leave for paternity or adoption...Some companies [such as Goldman Sachs,...

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6 June 2011

South Africa: Transnet Management 'Massive Bonuses' Anger Unions At Wage Talks

Author: Inet Bridge, Business Day [South Africa]

Disputes over maternity leave - "[a South African labour union says it] cannot accept that the babies of manager mothers deserve two more months of maternal care than the babies of workers" - birth leave for partners, and a negotiated bonus system,...

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3 June 2011

Database on legal maternity protection by country

Author: International Labour Organization

[The TRAVAIL Database of Conditions of Work and Employment Laws provides a picture of the regulatory environment of working time, minimum wages and maternity protection in more than 100 countries around the world. It contains comprehensive legal...

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27 May 2011

Milk activist is taken away after protest at office [China]

Author: Ng Tze-wei, South China Morning Post [Hong Kong]

Milk activist Zhao Lianhai was taken away by mainland authorities yesterday after trying to enter the headquarters of a dairy industry association in Beijing to ask about a compensation fund set up for the 300,000 victims of melamine-tainted milk...

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