Advancing the rights of working families.

A Better Balance Blog

The blog where we discuss latest updates to work/family legal issues.

Subscribe to feed Latest Entries

A Reminder About Leave Protections for Victims of Violence

by A Better Balance
A Better Balance
Guest has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
Wednesday, 26 November 2014 Category Paid Sick Leave
Yesterday was the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women – a day to raise awareness and take action against this worldwide problem. Since so many people are adversely affected by this issue, we wanted to take the opportunity to highlight the legal protections that can help those who are recovering from violent acts.  Tags: FMLA, Paid Sick Days, Paid Sick Time, Paid Family Leave
Read More
Hits: 9

An Exciting Day for Human Rights in New York City

by A Better Balance
A Better Balance
Guest has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
Monday, 24 November 2014 Category Fairness in the Workplace
A Better Balance commends Mayor Bill De Blasio for appointing Carmelyn Malalis as Chair of the NYC Commission on Human Rights. The appointment is a critical first step in restoring the agency’s reputation as a trusted resource for New Yorkers seeking fair and thoughtful resolution of discrimination complaints. Tags: Untagged
Read More
Hits: 78

A Landslide for Paid Sick Time at the Ballot!

by A Better Balance
A Better Balance
Guest has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 Category Paid Sick Leave
The momentum for paid sick time is undeniable! Last night, paid sick time ballot initiatives won by large margins in 4 elections: Massachusetts (statewide!), Oakland (California), and Trenton and Montclair (New Jersey). Tags: Paid Sick Days, Paid Sick Time, NJ, California, Massachusetts
Read More
Hits: 312

New Online Resource – Babygate – Know Your Rights around Pregnancy and Parenting in the Workplace

by A Better Balance
A Better Balance
Guest has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
Thursday, 30 October 2014 Category Fairness in the Workplace
As We Mark 36th Anniversary of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, More Education is Needed for Parents, Parents-to-be, and Caregivers to Know Their Rights in the Workplace Tags: Untagged
Read More
Hits: 120

ABB Client and Our Latest Report in the New York Times

by A Better Balance
A Better Balance
Guest has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
Monday, 20 October 2014 Category Fairness in the Workplace

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
Hits: 665

A Step Forward for Marriage Equality and Equal Access to the FMLA

by A Better Balance
A Better Balance
Guest has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
Monday, 06 October 2014 Category Family Leave
The Supreme Court's surprise move on marriage equality is another important step for LGBT equality and equal access to the Family and Medical Leave Act. Click here to learn more! Tags: Supreme Court, FMLA, LGBT
Read More
Hits: 414

Families & Flexibility

by A Better Balance
A Better Balance
Guest has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 Category Workplace Flexibility

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
Hits: 660

Walmart Workers Stand Up for Pregnant Associates’ Rights!

by A Better Balance
A Better Balance
Guest has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
Friday, 26 September 2014 Category Fairness in the Workplace
Last week, A Better Balance, with the National Women’s Law Center, conducted a Know Your Rights training at a Respect the Bump summit in Chicago, IL, educating parents and parents-to-be from across the country of their legal rights in the workplace. Tags: Untagged
Read More
Hits: 321

A Better Balance Filed Amicus Brief for Supreme Court Case: Peggy Young v. United Parcel Service

by A Better Balance
A Better Balance
Guest has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
Friday, 12 September 2014 Category Fairness in the Workplace
Yesterday A Better Balance and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) jointly filed a friend of the court (amicus) brief in a case before the U.S. Supreme Court supporting a woman who was forced off her job while pregnant, losing income and her health benefits in the process. Tags: Untagged
Read More
Hits: 343

Domestic Workers Are Covered by the NYC Earned Sick Time Act!

by A Better Balance
A Better Balance
Guest has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 Category Paid Sick Leave
If you are a domestic worker, you may have the right to paid sick time under the New York City Earned Sick Time Act (ESTA)! Learn more in the newest installment of our NYC sick time blog series. Tags: Paid Sick Days, sick leave, Paid Sick Time, Domestic Workers, Paid Sick Time Blog Series
Read More
Hits: 468

California Becomes the 2nd State in the U.S. to Guarantee Paid Sick Time!

by A Better Balance
A Better Balance
Guest has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
Tuesday, 02 September 2014 Category Paid Sick Leave
At the start of the Labor Day weekend, the California Legislature passed a statewide paid sick time bill. Once the Governor signs the law, California will become the second state in the country to guarantee paid sick time (and join 9 cities with paid sick time laws)! Tags: Paid Sick Days, Paid Sick Time
Read More
Hits: 414

Happy Women’s Equality Day From A Better Balance!

by A Better Balance
A Better Balance
Guest has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
Tuesday, 26 August 2014 Category Fairness in the Workplace
On August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment went into effect extending the right to vote at long last to American women. Tags: Fairness in the Workplace, Paid Family Leave, pregnancy discrimination
Read More
Hits: 301

Pregnant Police Officer in Florence, KY Pushed Off the Job Due to City Policy

by Dina Bakst & Elizabeth Gedmark
Dina Bakst & Elizabeth Gedmark
Guest has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
Monday, 04 August 2014 Category Fairness in the Workplace
Office Lyndi Trischler is pregnant, lives with her one-year old daughter, and will soon have to move out of an apartment she can no longer afford because she’s been pushed out of her job. This is all because her employer, the City of Florence, Kentucky, will not permit any City employees to work with medical restrictions, unless they have been injured on-the-job. Tags: Pregnancy, pregnancy discrimination, Kentucky, Southern Office
Read More
Hits: 439

It's a Big Day for the New York City Earned Sick Time Act

by A Better Balance
A Better Balance
Guest has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 Category Paid Sick Leave
Today is a big day for workers covered by the NYC Earned Sick Time Act! July 30th is the date on which workers become eligible to use the sick time they have accrued under the new law, if they have been with their employer since the law went into effect on April 1, 2014. Tags: Untagged
Read More
Hits: 290

ABB Joins Representatives in D.C. to Introduce Fair Scheduling Bill

by A Better Balance
A Better Balance
Guest has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 Category Breastfeeding
Today, A Better Balance is helping to call national attention to the widespread problems of abusive scheduling practices and inflexible workplaces. Tags: Restaurant Workers, Workplace Flexibility
Read More
Hits: 826

Same-Sex Spouses and the Family and Medical Leave Act: We Need Your Help!

by A Better Balance
A Better Balance
Guest has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
Wednesday, 16 July 2014 Category Family Leave
The Obama administration has proposed a more LGBT-inclusive definition of “spouse” under the FMLA, the federal law that—among other purposes—provides eligible workers with unpaid leave to care for a seriously ill family member. To finalize this proposed rule, we need your help! Tags: LGBT, FMLA
Read More
Hits: 800

Which Family Members Are Covered Under the NYC Earned Sick Time Act?

by A Better Balance
A Better Balance
Guest has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
Wednesday, 09 July 2014 Category Paid Sick Leave
In this installment of our blog post series on the NYC Earned Sick Time Act, we discuss how the law can help workers in NYC to take care of family members, in addition to caring for themselves. Tags: sick leave, Paid Sick Days, Paid Sick Time, Paid Sick Time Blog Series
Read More
Hits: 511

One of These States Is Not Like the Others....

by A Better Balance
A Better Balance
Guest has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
Tuesday, 01 July 2014 Category Family Leave
This month, Rhode Island is celebrating the one-year anniversary of its Paid Family Leave Insurance program. Tags: Paid Family Leave
Read More
Hits: 444

ABB Joins President Obama in DC!

by A Better Balance
A Better Balance
Guest has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
Tuesday, 24 June 2014 Category Fairness in the Workplace

“Family leave, childcare, flexibility and a decent wage aren't frills. They're basic needs. They shouldn't be bonuses -- they should be the bottom line.”

Tags: Workplace Flexibility, Fairness in the Workplace, PWFA, Paid Family Leave
Read More
Hits: 452

A Huge Step Forward for LGBT Families Under the FMLA

by A Better Balance
A Better Balance
Guest has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
Friday, 20 June 2014 Category Family Leave
The Obama administration announced that it will issue a more inclusive definition of “spouse” under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Under this new definition, LGBT workers who are lawfully married and eligible for the FMLA will be able to take leave to care for a seriously ill same-sex spouse REGARDLESS of the state in which they live. Tags: LGBT, FMLA, Paid Family Leave
Read More
Hits: 908

ABB Video

Login Form



viagra soft tabs uk generic viagra no prescription needed viagra for sale australia cheap viagra online australia viagra brand online