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Free Preschool, Longer School Days and Affordable Day Care Help Keep Moms in the Paid Workforce

COMMENTARY | Mothers are more likely to be full-time employees in states where child care is more affordable. In states with more expensive child care, more mothers worked part-time.

Free Preschool, Longer School Days and Affordable Day Care Help Keep Moms in the Paid Workforce

COMMENTARY | Mothers are more likely to be full-time employees in states where child care is more affordable. In states with more expensive child care, more mothers worked part-time.

Workforce

‘It's All Up in The Air’: California’s Gig Worker Bill Promises Big Shifts for Truckers

What the bill will mean for Uber and Lyft has drawn attention. But the trucking industry is bracing for changes as well.

Union Organizing Emails May Be Subject to Disclosure After State High Court Ruling

A group often at odds with government labor unions says the case sets an important precedent for when correspondence about union activities is public record.

State Legislation Setting Strict ‘Gig’ Worker Rules Nears Passage

The requirements in the California bill are drawing the ire of tech companies like Uber and Lyft.

Worker-Protection Laws Aren’t Ready for an Automated Future

COMMENTARY | Most of those laws are decades old and are rarely updated.

Pay May Be Lower in Smaller Cities, But it Can Stretch Further

New analysis highlights salary advantages in small and mid-sized metro areas.

Your Brain Doesn't Recharge If You Use Your Phone on Break

Participants in a study who used their phone during breaks experienced the highest levels of mental depletion.

Appeals Court Sides with Texas in Criminal Background Check Case

Texas, which does not allow felons to be hired for certain state jobs, had sued the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission over guidance that advised employers to curtail use of criminal background checks.

It Matters Who Sits on Pension Boards and How Big They Are, Study Suggests

Researchers found investment returns are likely affected by the size of the boards, the expertise of members and other factors.

Here's What 12 Democratic Presidential Candidates Have to Say About Public Servants and Their Unions

All candidates at a union forum said they support federal legislation to ensure that public employees in every state have the right to join a union and bargain collectively.

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The Double Whammy: Housing and Income Inequality

New research shows how housing and income inequality reinforce one another, effectively splitting the U.S. into two different economies.

Employers Barred from Asking for Job Applicant Wage Histories in More and More States

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Putting the city’s light-rail vision to a vote in Phoenix … Looking for a regulatory sweet spot for housing in Des Moines ... Declaring a water emergency in New Jersey.

Why Children Born in Big Cities Earn More As Adults

Just being born in a big city has a positive effect on later-life wages, new research finds.

The Old College Try: Getting Students Into Government

A new initiative will establish regional councils to create talent pipelines from universities to state, local and federal government agencies.

With Tough to Fill Jobs, Some States and Localities Turn to ‘Gig’ Workers

A new survey highlights the trend, which can be found in fields ranging from building and grounds maintenance to accounting.

Americans Miss Stability and a Shared Sense of Purpose in Their Jobs

COMMENTARY | Some Americans are experiencing an erosion in the world of work that is hurting their well-being, relationships and hopes for the future.

Two Questions Every Leader Should Ask Repeatedly

We're mostly oblivious to how our actions are received, and that's a problem.

You’re Probably Complaining the Wrong Way

The psychologist Guy Winch’s method for getting people to do things differently.