Survey: Company's Still Lag On Work/Family Issues

There's still more rhetoric than help when it comes to corporate work/family policies, according to the Families and Work Institute's 1998 Business Work-Life Study.

Although most of the 1,000 employers surveyed let workers stay home with ill children, and more than half allow workers time off to attend school events, only 9% offer child care at or near the workplace, and less than one-third offer maternity leaves of more than 13 weeks. The study, which surveyed companies with more than 100 employees, found that larger companies and those with women and minority leaders were most sensitive to work-family needs.

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