The blog where we discuss latest updates to work/family legal issues.
Statement of Dina Bakst and Sherry Leiwant, Co-Presidents, A Better Balance
New York, NY -- January 20, 2015 -- “A Better Balance applauds President Barack Obama for shining a national spotlight on paid family leave – and the idea that Americans cannot be financially secure unless our public policies support their ability to care for their children and families – in tonight’s State of the Union address...Tags: pregnancy discrimination, Paid Family Leave, Paid Sick Days, State of the Union Read More
This morning, ABB client, Police Officer Lyndi Trischler, had her story read at a rally on the Supreme Court steps while the high court heard oral arguments in the pregnancy discrimination case, Young v. UPS. We are reprinting her statement here.Tags: Fairness in the Workplace, Pregnant Workers Read More
|This Wednesday, we’re rallying at the U.S. Supreme Court! In Young v. UPS the high court will decide whether a company policy that failed to provide “light duty” to pregnant workers, even though it provided light duty to other groups of workers, violates the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA). This summer, ABB filed an amicus brief in support of the petitioner, Peggy Young, explaining the devastating economic impact that such policies have on women and their families.
Despite advances in gender equality over the past 40 years, women continue to jeopardize their livelihoods simply by having children. Read more about this pregnancy penalty in our latest report and this week's New York Times.Tags: Untagged Read More
Yesterday, A Better Balance and New York City Comptroller, Scott Stringer, brought together an incredible group of panelists to discuss “Families and Flexibility: Reshaping the Workplace for the 21st Century.”Tags: Untagged Read More