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Reading on the Run: Bringing Babies to Work an Uncommon Benefit



For nearly a decade, and with greater frequency and ferocity over the past two years, people have been discussing the fact that the US lacks a national paid sick leave law and national parental leave benefits. (I mentioned this in my post yesterday about the city of Pittsburgh newly passed “Paid Sick Leave Act”.) A lot of people, notably our president, believe that the US should be embarrassed by the lack of such policies and should do something about it. The critics believe that requiring companies to establish these policies will lead to losses in productivity, which will cause America to lose its position as the premier super power.


Notably, we’re hanging on to that position by a thread. So, it does not appear to me that lacking such policies is necessarily the key to our future success…
In any event, women are working at increasing numbers and becoming the primary breadwinner in increasing numbers as well. For that reason, some employers are getting really creative in how to make it easier to combine working and mothering. One such effort at creativity is allowing mothers to bring their babies to work. Below are a list of articles on this topic.

I bet those folks opposed to paid maternity leave might re-think that if a bunch of babies show up to work...

What say you? Do babies belong at the office?

'Baby at work' policies gain momentum with parents ...

www.today.com/.../baby-work-policies-gain-momentum-parents-e...

Today
Submit your idea here for a chance to sell it on QVC ... 2015-08-11T11:10:20.000Z ... His mom was able to bring the baby boy with her to her job at the ... an "Infants atWork Policy," allowing new moms or dads to bring their infants to the office ...

Parenting in the Workplace Institute - Home

www.babiesatwork.org/

parents can bring their children to work and care for them while doing their jobs. Join Us On Twitter. Do you know of a baby-inclusive organization for us to add ...

Bringing Babies To Work Is Good Business - Forbes

www.forbes.com/sites/gaygaddis/2013/06/.../babies-at-work-work...

Forbes
Jun 27, 2013 - In the words of an old friend and sage, Howard Hendricks, when it comes to being a parent, “Just about the time you are qualified, you are out ...

Does bringing your baby to work, work? | BabyCenter Blog

blogs.babycenter.com/.../11302011does-bring-your-baby-to-...

BabyCenter
Nov 30, 2011 - Imagine a world where you could bring your baby to work with you– nursing at your desk, letting her sleep on your chest during boring Power ...

Bringing Your Child to Work—Every Day? - Businessweek

www.bloomberg.com/.../bringing-your-child-to-work-ev...

Bloomberg L.P.
Oct 15, 2012 - Babies are annoying. They cry on airplanes, they cry in restaurants, and if you bring one into a movie theater, you're just asking to have a bag ...

Our Employees Bring Babies to Work… and how we make it ...

jenniferlabit.com/.../our-employees-bring-babies-to-work-and-how-we-...

Apr 14, 2015 - The employees who are bringing their baby to work are happy with their .... Should you be a mom who wants to bring your baby to work, I also ...
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