paid sick leave

Family Caregivers at Work

Posted on 06/30/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

PoliticsThrough the years, I’ve had to take time off from work to care for my mom and pop. And I’ve always been grateful that I worked for an employer that allowed me to take sick leave or to telework in order to be there for my parents. But I know I’m one of the lucky ones. Today, millions of American workers have no paid or unpaid sick leave. Each day they face loss of pay — or loss of their jobs …

Holiday Shopping Already?

Posted on 11/13/2009 by |Archived Contributor | Comments

Money & SavingsHave you started your holiday shopping? I have – only because my budgeting technique this year is to spread out my gift buying! There’s an interesting article on AdWeek’s Web site this morning called “Don’t Count on Grandma this Xmas” that cites an AARP Bulletin poll on spending this holiday season. The survey conducted among AARP members showed that 34% of those 50 and up expect to spend less on the holidays than they did last year – and only …

AARP News This Morning – November 12

Posted on 11/12/2009 by |Archived Contributor | Comments

WorkA release from the Employee Benefits Research Institute today reports that paid sick leave was available to approximately two-thirds of Americans in March 2009. Specifically, 77 percent of full-time workers had access to paid sick leave, compared with 28 percent of part-time workers, and 90 percent of state and local government employees had access to paid sick leave. According to the Department of Labor’s Web site, “Generally, federal labor laws do not require employers to provide sick leave or pay …