Fatherly: The Universal Paid Leave Act Will Cost My Small Business Money And I Still Want It Passed

I, Tom Spiggle, am writing this as an open letter to the D.C. Council to show my strong support of the Universal Paid Leave Act. As an employment attorney, a small business owner covered by the Act, and a father of 4, I have a unique perspective on the bill and its impact. Click here Read more about Fatherly: The Universal Paid Leave Act Will Cost My Small Business Money And I Still Want It Passed[…]

Minneapolis Star Tribune: Men Entitled to Paternity Leave Equal to Mothers’

“There is a viewpoint that still exists in some workplaces that men should stay at work,” said Tom Spiggle, author of “You’re Pregnant? You’re Fired!: Mothers, Fathers and Other Caregivers in the Workplace.” In that line of thinking, he said, “If someone is going to stay at home with the children, it should be the Read more about Minneapolis Star Tribune: Men Entitled to Paternity Leave Equal to Mothers’[…]

IndustryWeek: Why 2016 Is the Year for Veterans in the Workplace

The U.S. is doing a better job helping veterans find work, but still more needs to be done, especially among recent vets. In November, the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics found that veterans actually had a lower unemployment rate at 3.6% than Americans overall, who faced a rate of about 5%. Click here for the Read more about IndustryWeek: Why 2016 Is the Year for Veterans in the Workplace[…]

Fast Company: Can You Get Fired For Having Postpartum Depression?

When you consider that women make up over 57% of the workforce, and Pew Research indicates that 40% of working mothers are breadwinners, Tom Spiggle, the author of You’re Pregnant? You’re Fired and founder of the Spiggle Law Firm, believes that postpartum depression and related mental illnesses will have an even larger economic impact on Read more about Fast Company: Can You Get Fired For Having Postpartum Depression?[…]

ClearanceJobs.com: Making Room for Younger Workers Despite Slower Vetting Processes

“Veterans are good candidates because everyone who is getting out of the military knows how valuable a security clearance can be,” said Justin Constantine, a retired marine and industry consultant who works as a liaison between the military and corporate communities. “Vets also have an understanding that the vetting process can take six to nine Read more about ClearanceJobs.com: Making Room for Younger Workers Despite Slower Vetting Processes[…]

CEO Blog Nation: Furniture CEO Finds Balance Between Success and Staying Grounded

Furniture is big business no matter how you look at it. Take a look around your home, office, or any restaurant you’re at. The room is filled with furniture of different shapes and sizes. You have office chairs, desks, tables, seats, and a whole range of furnishings that a company has to provide. That’s where Read more about CEO Blog Nation: Furniture CEO Finds Balance Between Success and Staying Grounded[…]

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Paternity Leave Takes a Stand

Working fathers scored a victory last year for achieving equal status in parental leave polices when the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission decided men should be entitled to the same rights as women in the workplace who choose to take time off in order to bond with a newborn or newly adopted child. Click here for Read more about Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Paternity Leave Takes a Stand[…]