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Karin blogs, is conference panelist on flexibility for military families
Associate Clinical Professor
, Director of the College of Law’s Work-Life Policy Unit, blogged and presented at a conference about workplace flexibility for military families over the summer.
In a June 15 blog post on the Sloan Work and Family Research Network, entitled, “Some Flexibility Questions for Members of the National Guard and their Families,” Karin wrote, “The question for new recruits to the National Guard is no longer if you will deploy, but when.
“That one question leads to so many others,” she continued. “When will you and your family have to put your life together on hold? When will you have to tell your employers about the change in your circumstances that will also have a big impact on their business? When will you figure out a new budget given a changed, often decreased, income? When will you update your will? When will you break your lease? When will you deal with your car or put your cell phone contract on hold? When will you make alternative child and elder care arrangements?”
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Karin’s blog is related to her presentation on June 7-8 in Phoenix at the Statewide Symposium in Support of Service Members, Veterans & Their Families. Karin co-presented with Jenny Erwin, Regional Administrator of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Women’s Bureau, during a panel entitled, “Employing Veterans: Preparing Veterans & Equipping Workplaces.”
The panel was part of the Arizona Coalition for Military Families’ Systems Change track, which focused on preparing service members, veterans and family members to enter civilian work and on how employers can best equip their organizations to support the military and veteran population.
Karin teaches and researches workplace law, policy, and practice, administrative advocacy, legislative lawyering and women’s legal history. Her responsibilities include supervising student attorneys in the Civil Justice Clinic working on economic security, housing and consumer matters for low-income families. 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.