Paid family leave insurance not a burden on business, new study finds @councilofdc @ChmnMendelson

“Our results suggest that laws like Rhode Island’s [Temporary Caregiver Insurance] may not have significant impacts on small and medium-sized employers and could garner support by such employers once they have experienced them.” This is according to Columbia Business School professor Ann Bartel, economists Maya Rossin-Slater (UCSB) and Christopher Ruhm (U.Va.) and Columbia social work […]

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Always-low wages aren’t always competitive

Some local leaders are using Walmart’s move to close 154 of its U.S. stores as an opportunity to focus on driving down benefits for workers, instead of focusing on the failure of the retailer’s business model and its management. Cross posted from the Equitable Growth website: Always-low wages aren’t always competitive