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Spotlight Webcast: Family Paid Leave

Interview with Eileen Applebaum, Center for Economic and Policy Research

In July 2004, California became the first state in the nation to implement a program that enables most working Californians to receive up to 6 weeks of partial wage replacement.  Eileen Applebaum, senior economist for the Center for Economic and Policy Research,  discusses the findings from her 2010 research with Ruth Milkman on how the program is working for the state's employers and workers, six years after it began operation.


     

recorded April 2011


Spotlight Webcast: Paid Sick Days in San Francisco

Features an interview with Robert Drago, Institute for Women's Policy Research

More than forty percent of private sector workers in the United States have no access to paid sick days. San Francisco was the first city in the nation to adopt a paid sick days ordinance. A study by the Institute For Women's Policy Research (IWPR) has been released examining the effects of the law on employers and employees.


Robert Drago, Ph.D., director of research at IWPR and one of the report's authors, discussed the outcomes with Spotlight's Jodie Levin-Epstein. 


     

recorded April 2011