Patrick Ball

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Why One Company is Paying Employees $20,000 to Get Married

As anyone who’s ever planned a wedding can attest, the experience can be seriously stressful. For...

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What's the Deal with Pawternity Leave? 5 Purrrfect Perks for Pet Lovers

We talk a lot about supporting working families. By that, often we mean new moms and dads and the...

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The Best Places for Dads to Work - And What You Can Learn From Them

Fatherly, the online platform/digital playbook for modern dads, just dropped its second annual list...

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What are the Best and Worst States to be a Working Mother?

  Being a working mom ain’t easy. You already know this. Women make up about half of the workforce,...

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A Big Bang Theory of Care

The question was simple. The answer was too. Then it was anything but.  As a participant in the...

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5 Parental Leave Trends You Need to Know About

You already know about the so-called “arms race” in which companies are upping the ante on parental...

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6 Ways to Make Sure Commuter Stress Doesn't Ruin Your Workday

Know what makes Monday mornings better for exactly no one? Complaining about the commute -- your...

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Seth Meyers' 5 Best Lines on Paid Leave in the US

Add “Late Night” host Seth Meyers to the list of celebrities speaking out about the lack of paid...

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US Women’s Soccer Champions Equal Pay

From soccer champions championing a new cause to a sweeping paid leave policy approved in the...

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Should Parents be Allowed to Bring Their Kids to the Office?

The retirement of Chicago White Sox first baseman Adam LaRoche over a disagreement with the club...

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Etsy’s Gender-Blind Parental Leave Plan, an MLB Player Retires Because #FamilyFirst

Happy Friday! ‘Twas quite a week for news on the work-life and work-family fronts.   First, online...

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3 Steps for Improving Gender Parity to Boost Your Bottom Line

Ahead of International Women's Day last week, the International Monetary Fund released a new study...

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