Here’s what I found most interesting in the news this week. Feel free to share your thoughts and articles you think should be included in the comments.

Caregiver medical leave from work not guaranteed, often unpaid

Reuters | Kathryn Doyle | 5 November 2014

“The United States is the only developed country without paid sick leave policies for all workers and their families, which increases burdens on the millions balancing work with caregiving for an older family member, according to a new review.”

 When not to go to the doctor

Slate | Melinda Wenner Moyer | 12 November 2014

This isn’t about caregiving specifically, but as someone who worries about the end of the antibiotic era [cue doomsday music] I’m a big fan of practical advice about when you can safely stay home and wait our your symptoms.

Asian-Americans more likely to become caregivers for family members–study

Inquirer | Staff writer | 13 November 2014

According to a new report by AARP, 42% of Asian-Americans identify as caregivers, compared to 22% of Americans who did not identify as Asian-American.

Court ruling a big win for female workers |Peter Cullen | 11 November 2014

“The Employment Court and now the Court of Appeal have agreed that this may be possible – but there needs to be evidence. As a result, the meaning of equal pay has been broadened significantly. Previously, most believed equal pay meant that a woman must be paid the same rate as a man working in the same workplace doing the same work. Now it means that female workers in one industry should receive the same pay as men in another industry not dominated by women and who are doing similar work.”

Please note that our sharing a piece here doesn’t imply we agree with it, just that I found it particularly interesting or noteworthy.

Written by Cori Carl
As Director, Cori is an active member of the community and regularly creates resources for people providing care.

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