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The blog where we discuss latest updates to work/family legal issues.
Anne-Marie Slaughter’s new book, Unfinished Business: Women Men Work Family, out this week, has attracted a firestorm of media attention. The book brings much-needed attention to many of the critical issues facing working families, issues we work on every day:
To celebrate Labor Day on Monday, President Obama signed an Executive Order guaranteeing paid sick time to approximately 300,000 employees of federal contractors! Workers covered by the Order will be entitled to earn up to seven paid sick days a year to address their health needs, care for ill family members, or address personal or family needs related to domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking. The Order will take effect with new 2017 federal contracts.Tags: FAMILY Act, Healthy Families Act, Executive Order, Paid Sick Days, Paid Sick Time Read More
This week is World Breastfeeding Week and across the globe individuals and coalitions are working to support women who choose to breastfeed their children.
Here at ABB, we are celebrating by educating workers in different parts of the country about their rights as breastfeeding mothers in the workplace.Tags: Breastfeeding, Know Your Rights, NYC, Nashville Read More
A perfect storm has happened with respect to work hours in the United States economy. As our workforce has changed with women becoming half of all workers, issues around control of schedules in order to meet family needs have become more and more significant. Workers’ lack of control over their hours is a problem for all workers across the economic spectrum. For low wage workers in particular the tremendous growth of hourly part-time work in many sectors has led to abusive scheduling practices that have exacerbated these issues for millions of workers and their families.Tags: Schedules that Work, Fairness in the Workplace, Workplace Flexibility, Right to Request Read More
Although separated by more than two thousand miles, workers in California and Massachusetts share a reason to celebrate today. In both states, it is the first day that workers have a right under state law to earn paid sick time!Tags: Massachusetts, California, Paid Sick Days, Paid Sick Time Read More