Wonky Word Wednesdays: Wage Replacement

Our wonky word Wednesday series on paid leave continues this week with wage replacement. No matter where you start, if you begin to research paid...

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The French Open, Tennis, and Maternity Leave

This week begins the French Open. For tennis fans (like me), it is one of four Grand Slam championships each year – the other three are the...

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Wonky Word Wednesdays: Paid Leave

If you recall from last week’s Wonky Word, the Family Medical and Leave Act (FMLA) provides eligible workers up to 12 weeks of unpaid and job...

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Paid Sick and Family Leave: Creating a Healthier Workforce

We know that paid leave provides families with economic security at times when they most need it, but a recent report shows paid leave also allows...

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Wonky Word Wednesdays: Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

We apologize that it has been a few weeks since our last wonky word (we know you were concerned). But now that the session is over and we’ve...

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Paid Leave: Giving Moms the Gift of a Healthy Work-Life Balance

Sunday is Mother’s Day! While you’re calling your mom and thanking her for all her love and support over the years, here at MBPC we’d like to...

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GUEST BLOG: Montana Helps Workers that are Victims of Domestic Violence

This year, the Montana Legislature empowered victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking to make safe decisions without risking economic...

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Teacher Appreciation Day: An opportunity to thank our teachers and celebrate public schools

One of my closest friends is an educator, and I’ve had the opportunity to watch her do what she does best – teach high school students English....

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