INSIDE E STREET

Program Details
Air Time: 
09/21/2013 - 12:30pm - 12:59pm
Program Title: 
WORK + CARE GIVING = STRESS
Program Service: 
MX
Program URL: 
http://www.insideestreet.org
PSIP Description: 
Laws related to caregivers and pressures faced by those juggling eldercare and a job are discussed.
Long Description: 
Guests: Ellen Bravo, Executive Director of the Family Values at Work Coalition; Ellen Galinksy, President of Families and Work Institute; Wendy Breiterman, Director of Global Work Life Strategies at Johnson & Johnson. A large percentage of the US workforce provides eldercare for a relative, while at the same time attempting to balance the strenuous demands of a job. So what rights do workers have in taking time off to care for an ailing family member? Using an antiquated definition of what a "family" really means, many caregivers are left holding the bag when it comes to taking care of other adult relatives. Joining us are Ellen Bravo, Executive Director of the Family Values at Work Coalition, and Ellen Galinksy, President of Families and Work Institute. Ms. Bravo and Ms. Galinksy take a look at the laws currently in place for caregivers, as well as ways in which the government can alleviate some of the pressures faced by those juggling eldercare and a job. Also joining us in the studio is Wendy Breiterman, the Director of Global Work Life Strategies at Johnson & Johnson. She shares with us why her company has had taken on the work/life balance issue.