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Karin authors article about military families in 'Rutgers Law Record'

September 01, 2009

Marcy Karin, associate clinical professor and director of the Work-Life Policy Unit in the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law's Civil Justice Clinic, has published a paper about efforts to offer increased time off for soldiers and their families during war times.

"Time Off for Military Families: An Emerging Case Study in a Time of War ... and the Tipping Point for Future Laws Supporting Work-Life Balance," was published in the Spring 2009 volume of the Rutgers Law Record's journal of Emerging Trends in Labor and Employment Law.

"One recent movement to ease some of the impact of war at home and at work is a nationwide push to obtain guarantees for job-protected time off to address the day-to-day realities and other effects of war," Karin writes. "The law has long provided job-protected time off for reasons related to military service. However, all levels of government have seen calls to expand employment protections to ease the transition back into the civilian workforce or to care for those leaving for or returning home from service."

Karin anticipates the passage of additional laws that support not only military families, but all workers as they struggle to find a work-life balance.

To read the article, click here.

Karin supervises and instructs student attorneys working on behalf of clients in the Civil Justice Clinic. Her research interests include workplace law, policy and practice, civil justice and litigation, and women's legal history. Karin is an active member of the national work-life law and policy community. She is regularly invited to speak about the role of thoughtful public policy in this area, and is listed in the Sloan Network's Who's Who in Work and Family.

Janie Magruder,
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Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law