Company initiatives for workers with care responsibilities for disabled children or adults is a 2011 report, published by the European Union.
This report describes over 50 cases of companies in 11 Member States that have adopted measures to support their employees with care responsibilities for disabled children or adults. Key initiatives by companies include: various types of leave, reduced working hours, and such supportive measures as information, counselling and practical support.
The report concludes that raising awareness is important; that particularly effective approaches combine measures targeted at working carers and measures that the entire workforce can avail of; that line managers have a pivotal role to play in supporting working carers; and that it is possible to create solutions that either avoid the need for employees to leave the job, or that enable them to return to work.
(Source: European Union)
The Norden iLibrary is now available through the OECD iLibrary.
Nordic publications play a key role as the outcome of the many projects and activities fostered and financed by the Nordic co-operation. Being primarily research-based analyses the publications form the basis for political decisions in the Nordic co-operation.
Every year around 100 new Nordic titles are published, approximately 65% of which are in English. They cover all the subjects that are part of the Nordic co-operation, with particular focus on:
- the Arctic
- Social welfare and health
People often don't know their employment rights or entitlements.
The Ontario Ministry of Labour has created this handy little poster letting you know.
Want to know more? Check out the Employment Standard Act.
(Source: Carleton University)