Author: Greg Kratz

About Greg Kratz

Greg Kratz is a contributing writer for 1 Million for Work Flexibility and a former reporter, editor, and work-life balance columnist for the Deseret News and deseretnews.com in Salt Lake City. A father of four active children, he appreciates the flexibility to leave his current work early and adjust his schedule so he can attend a seemingly never-ending string of softball games, Scout activities, piano recitals, and theater performances.
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Hourly Workers Are Often the Least Likely to Get Flexible Work Options

By |June 26th, 2018|Categories: Research Related to Work Flexibility|Tags: , |

As more companies create flexible work plans and incorporate these options into their core strategies, it may be tempting to think that the fight for flex is over. But many people still cannot access flexible work options. And sometimes, it is the people who need it most who are least likely to have it.

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More Professionals Are Finding It Difficult to Unplug on Vacation

By |June 19th, 2018|Categories: Research Related to Work Flexibility|Tags: , |

Do you find it difficult to unplug on vacation? You're certainly not alone. New research shows that only 44% of workers say they don't check in with the office at all while on vacation.

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Flexibility Provides Mental Health Benefits

By |May 29th, 2018|Categories: Benefits of Work Flexibility|Tags: , |

Hundreds of thousands of American workers struggle with mental health problems that may affect everything from their moods and energy levels to their productivity and physical health. And one tool companies can use to help improve workers' mental health is frequently overlooked: the power of flexibility.

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Work Flexibility Offers Needed Boost to Military Spouses

By |May 22nd, 2018|Categories: Why We Want Work Flexibility|Tags: , , |

While honoring those who are active personnel in the military, we should also take a moment to remember sacrifices made by soldiers’ family members. And one way to help military spouses, in particular, is to offer flexible work options.

Film “Zero Weeks” Tackles U.S. Family Leave Crisis

By |May 15th, 2018|Categories: Events on Work Flexibility|Tags: , , , |

A new film, Zero Weeks, examines all aspects of the nation's paid family leave problem through the eyes of real people who are struggling because of it.

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Spotlight on Ernst & Young

By |April 26th, 2018|Categories: 1MFWF Supporter Spotlight|Tags: , , |

Even the largest companies can keep their corporate focus on what's best for employees. When it comes to flexibility, Ernst & Young proves that to be true.

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Feeling Stressed? Flexibility May Be the Cure

By |April 24th, 2018|Categories: Benefits of Work Flexibility|Tags: , |

Deadlines are looming at work. Your boss is breathing down your neck. One of your coworkers is doing his best to torpedo your project. If you're feeling stressed, here are some specific ways that work flex can help you have a happier, healthier, more balanced, less stressful life.

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Does New Jersey Discrimination Law Cover Out-of-State Telecommuters?

By |April 19th, 2018|Categories: Legislation on Work Flexibility|Tags: , |

Companies that hire remote workers generally assume those telecommuters will be covered by the employment laws, including discrimination law, of the states in which they live. But a recent ruling by a New Jersey appellate court may force at least some businesses to reconsider that assumption.

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Why Flexibility is Great for Non-Parents, Too

By |March 27th, 2018|Categories: Benefits of Work Flexibility|Tags: , , |

Unfortunately, the different wants and needs of non-parents sometimes don't get the same attention and understanding from managers when it comes to work flex. Here's why flexibility is great for non-parents, too.

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Do Stay-at-home Moms and Dads Face a “Parenthood Penalty?”

By |March 20th, 2018|Categories: Working Parents|Tags: , , |

Do stay-at-home moms and dads face a parenthood penalty? We take a look at a recent survey that explores the topic at length.

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