Public and private employers should provide more flexible work options.
Public and private employers should offer phased-retirement programs and retiree reemployment programs that encourage employees to stay in the workforce beyond the time they
Federal and state laws should prohibit maximum hiring ages and mandatory retirement ages for all workers. This should include public-safety employees.
Businesses that bid on federal, state, and local contracts should be required to report any complaints and determinations of unlawful and unfair practices.
Congress should mandate the use of the Supplemental Poverty MeasureA method for measuring povert
Enforcement of civil and criminal laws should not penalize people unable to pay civil or criminal fees or fines due to poverty.
Policymakers should explicitly allow private individuals to protect their rights in court.
Policymakers and the private sector should ensure that consumers and employees have the right to seek redress through the courts for injury or losses.
Options for alternative dispute resolution (ADR) should be available. These include mediation and arbitration.
Policymakers should encourage intergenerational cooperation.