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.
  • Spotlight on Ernst & Young

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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Coffee Shop Conundrum: Cut the Wi-Fi, or Cater to Remote Workers?

By |March 6th, 2018|Categories: Work Flex News: Articles on Work Flexibility|Tags: , |

Some restaurant owners and managers have decided that they would rather not cater to remote workers. Here's why coffee shops may stop supporting the work-from-anywhere crowd.

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What 28-Hour Workweek in Germany Means for Flexibility 

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

German metal workers secured a major victory in their fight for increased work flexibility earlier this month, when their union finalized a deal that secures the right to a 28-hour workweek.

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Knowing If an Employer is Genuinely Passionate About Work Flexibility

By |February 16th, 2018|Categories: Benefits of Work Flexibility|Tags: , |

How can you tell those truly passionate about work flexibility from the mere posers? Here are a few suggestions to help you make the distinction.

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Aeroflow Looks to Set Example with New Parental Leave Policy

By |February 13th, 2018|Categories: Working Parents|

Instead of waiting until they are forced to offer better benefits by government mandate, some companies are choosing to take action on their own when it comes to parental leave policy. One example of a company taking this proactive approach to the problem is Aeroflow Healthcare.

It’s Working Project: Flex Solutions

By |February 1st, 2018|Categories: 1MFWF Supporter Spotlight|Tags: , , , |

In this Q&A, Julia Beck talks about her own family's history with parenting and flexibility, as well as the future of the It's Working Project.