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Salt Discipline Lawsuit Settled With Pa. Day Care

SOUTH CONNELLSVILLE, Pa. - (AP) Parents of seven children who were allegedly fed pickling salt as punishment at a southwestern Pennsylvania day care have settled their lawsuit against the center. The lawsuit had alleged that children ages 3 to 6 were fed the salt as punishment by five former employees...

Day Care Centers in Law Firms

The adoption of on-site child care in law firms has the potential to have beneficial (1) social effects for women and mothers and (2) economic benefits for law firms as businesses. At many law firms, demanding billable hour requirements create a prejudiced work environment that disadvantages mothers...

Providing Child-Care Could Alleviate Gender Inequity in Law Firms

The demands of the billable hour disadvantage female and mother-lawyers and prevent them from becoming partners. In many ways, the gender roles of female and mother-lawyers are in direct conflict with the billable hour requirements of law firms. Hagan and Kay (1995) quote Liefland (1986) as remarking...

The Social and Economic Benefits of On-Site Day Care

The social benefits of on-site day cares in law firms, as briefly mentioned in my previous post, include reducing the stress, discrimination, and, ultimately, the attrition experienced by female and mother-lawyers. On-site child care offers a way for law firms to change the negative trends they experience...

The Economic Benefits of On-Site Day Care in Law Firms

On-site child care, along with the social benefits it provides for women-lawyers at law firms, also has documented economic benefits for law firms as a business. In short, on-site child care naturally changes the efficiency at which people work in law firms. In an online Business Week article entitled...