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Nov 5, 2015

U.S. women paid less in all industries, every level: report

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Women in the United States are paid less for equal work than men in all industries and a new report released on Thursday showed the widest discrepancy in wages is between married men and women with children.

Fathers earned the highest overall median salaries at about $67,900, compared to $46,800 for married mothers, and single women with children had the lowest median salary at $38,200.

Oct 28, 2015

Greater pay transparency seen as bridging U.S. gender wage gap

NEW YORK (Reuters) – American actress Jennifer Lawrence reignited a national debate on equal pay this month when she criticized Hollywood’s gender wage gap after learning she was paid millions less than her male co-stars in the 2013 film “American Hustle.”

Research shows that women earn less than men in most professions but if the Academy Award winner worked in an industry or company where pay wasn’t a tightly guarded secret the gap may not have been such a surprise.

Oct 19, 2015

Ageism in U.S. workplace: a persistent problem unlikely to go away

NEW YORK (Reuters) – When Leslye Evans-Lane left her teaching job in New Mexico at the age of 58 to move to Oregon with her husband, she never imagined that it would be difficult to find work.

But it took two years and more than 100 applications before she landed a part-time academic job. Six months later, when the job became full-time, she was replaced by someone younger.

Sep 22, 2015

For working mothers flextime, childcare, paid leave are key issues

NEW YORK, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Flextime, childcare options
and paid maternity leave are the keys issues for working mothers
in the United States and what set companies apart as the best
places to work, employment experts said on Tuesday.

Top corporations are already providing those benefits and
more to some of the 24 million mothers with children under the
age of 18 in the U.S. workforce, but many other firms still do
not have policies in place.

Sep 15, 2015

Cruel corporate cultures will not thrive for long -experts say

NEW YORK, Sept 15 (Reuters) – Companies with a corporate
culture that degrades employees, pits them against each other
and encourages workers to toil more for less money may flourish
in the short term but the results are unlikely to last for long,
management experts warn.

Abusive practices in the workplace will eventually take a
toll in lost creativity, waste and employee turnover that could
hit productivity and company profits.

Aug 28, 2015

Stigma, discrimination, lack of laws hamper transgender employees

NEW YORK, Aug 28 (Reuters) – When the White House announced
last week that it had hired its first transgender staff member,
the move was hailed as a milestone in the fight for equality for
one of the most marginalized groups in the U.S. workforce.

But with transgenders having double the jobless rate of the
general population – and transgender people of color up to four
times the national rate – advocates say the hiring is only one
step in an uphill battle against the discrimination, stigma and
lack of legal protection that hamper their joining the workforce
and gaining positions of influence.

Aug 26, 2015

Love them or loathe them, emails are here to stay -survey

NEW YORK, Aug 26 (Reuters) – If seeing an inbox full of
hundreds of emails fills you with dread, get used to it, because
they are here to stay and will remain a constant in the
workplace, according to a survey released on Wednesday.

Despite the popularity of instant messaging, texting and
social media, the poll showed that email is the top
communications tool at work and will grow in importance over the
next five years.

Aug 18, 2015

Internships: to pay or not to pay?

NEW YORK (Reuters) – For young people trying to get a foot on the career ladder, internships offer valuable experience.

But lawsuits are mounting that claim the often unpaid positions violate U.S. labor laws, prompting experts to call for changes.

Aug 10, 2015

Longer time off for U.S. parents welcome, but bosses must lead the way

NEW YORK, Aug 10 (Reuters) – Better paid leave for new
parents is long overdue in the United States, and executives
must lead by example to persuade hard-working, vacation-averse
Americans to take advantage of such a benefit, family and
employment experts said on Monday.

Software maker Adobe Systems Inc on Monday became
the third company in a week to expand its benefits, doubling
maternity leave to 26 weeks to increase diversity in its
workforce and give parents more time with their

Aug 10, 2015

Adobe joins tech industry push in raising maternity, parental leave

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Software company Adobe Systems Inc. (ADBE.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) said on Monday it is doubling the maternity leave it grants, making it the third company in the U.S. technology industry in a week to give new parents more paid time off.

New mothers at the California-based firm will receive 26 weeks of paid leave, up from 12 weeks, and primary care givers and new parents will get 16 weeks of paid parental leave.

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      "I am based in New York where I run the Reuters Lifestyle service, coordinating, editing and writing stories on topics ranging from family, food and fitness to travel, health and work issues in the Americas. Previously I worked in London as the European Health and Science correspondent and as a reporter covering legal, political and general news in Britain."
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