Working Parents

So,  working and parenting are each tough enough.   Managing both together--well, XYZ [we can work on the copy later!].   We want to help you!   To do this, we've got some great initiatives under our way, to help you network and find job opportunities, develop your business or career, and do it all in a way that maximizes your sanity and allows you to enjoy and appreciate the toughest job of all, being a parent.

 

To get started, join PSP Career Networking to be part of an ongoing dialogue that covers each of these issues, and also check out these pages:

 

Q&A With a Better Balance About the New Paid Family Leave Laws in New York State

Paid family leave in New York goes into effect on January 1, 2018. And those who have kids in 2017 may take paid family leave in 2018, as long as they take leave within a year of the birth (https://www.ny.gov/programs/new-york-state-paid-family-leave).

 In response to the many questions on various Park Slope Parents listserves, Park Slope parent & ABB Board Member Elizabeth Saylor put together the below question and answer. Molly Weston Williamson, a staff attorney at A Better Balance (http://www.abetterbalance.org/), helped her with this. If you are an employee or independent contractor and have additional questions not answered below, we recommend you call ABB (212-430-5982) or the state’s paid family leave hotline (844-337-6303). Employers, including household employers of nannies or housekeepers, should also call the state hotline for more information.

 

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Freelancing Websites

A list of website resources for freelancers.

 

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Talking to Unemployed People

Tips on how to talk with unemployed friends and parents.