Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Employer Best Practices for Workers with Caregiving Responsibilities

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family

http://www.eeoc.gov/policy/docs/caregiver-best-practices.html

Provides suggestions for best practices that employers may adopt to reduce the chance of committing a discrimination violation against workers who are caregivers. Includes general guidelines, and sections on Recruitment, Hiring, and Promotion, and Terms, Conditions, and Privileges of Employment. From the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

EEOC Issues Employer Best Practices Document on Work/Family Balance

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family

http://www.eeoc.gov/press/4-22-09.html

Press release on best practices to avoid discrimination against workers with caregiving responsibilities, especially in view of the current economic downturn. Includes links to Best Practices Document and to an earlier 2007 related document. From the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Plan B Tablets Information

Categories: Abortion/Contraception

http://www.fda.gov/cder/drug/infopage/planB/default.htm

Statement by the Food and Drug Administration that it will not appeal a March 23, 2009 court order to allow Plan B contraceptive tablets to be available without prescription to women 17 years of age and older. Also includes historical information on regulation of Plan B tablets. From the Food and Drug Administration.

Compendium of Disaster Assistance Programs

Categories: Homeland Security,Weather/Disasters

http://www.dhs.gov/xoig/assets/mgmtrpts/OIG_09-49_Apr09.pdf

Provides an inventory of 240 federal programs from 22 agencies that provide assistance to individuals, states, localities, nonprofit organizations, and businesses that are struck by a disaster. Covers financial and nonfinancial forms of assistance. From the Department of Homeland Security.

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