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

by Dina Bakst & Elizabeth Gedmark
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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
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It's a Big Day for the New York City Earned Sick Time Act

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

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

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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: FMLA, LGBT
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Which Family Members Are Covered Under the NYC Earned Sick Time Act?

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

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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
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ABB Joins President Obama in DC!

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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
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A Huge Step Forward for LGBT Families Under the FMLA

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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: Paid Family Leave, FMLA, LGBT
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Florence Y’all: Need Light Duty For Pregnancy or a Disability? Not Welcome.

by Elizabeth Gedmark, Staff Attorney/Director of the Southern Office
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Wednesday, 18 June 2014 Category Fairness in the Workplace
A Better Balance recently got wind of a city-wide Directive, issued by the City Coordinator a little over a year ago, that says any employee who needs to modify their duties at work will be denied, unless it’s for a work-related injury. This move is not only heartless—it may very well be illegal. Tags: pregnancy discrimination, Southern Office
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The Workplace Flexibility Questions You’re Too Afraid to Ask (And How Right to Request Laws Can Help!)

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Wednesday, 18 June 2014 Category Workplace Flexibility
This week, New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer released a report calling on employers to improve workplace flexibility and recommending that federal, state, and city governments consider adopting “right to request” laws. Tags: Right to Request, Workplace Flexibility
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Senate Committee Recognizes a Need for Predictable Schedules

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Thursday, 05 June 2014 Category Breastfeeding
The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) held a hearing on May 20th that discussed the widespread problem of unfair scheduling practices.  Tags: Fairness in the Workplace
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I Already Have Time Off: What does the NYC Earned Sick Time Act Mean for Me?

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Tuesday, 03 June 2014 Category Paid Sick Leave
In this installment of our NYC Earned Sick Time Act blog series, we respond to one of the most frequent questions we get on our legal hotline: what if my employer already gives me time off? Tags: Paid Sick Time Blog Series, Paid Sick Days, Paid Sick Time, sick leave
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Have You Told Your Employees About the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act?

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Friday, 30 May 2014 Category Fairness in the Workplace
Today is an important deadline for employers who are covered by the New York City Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA). Tags: PWFA, Pregnancy
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Supporting Mothers and their Choices

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Tuesday, 27 May 2014 Category Breastfeeding
The "breast versus bottle" debate is in the news again, but the controvery obscures what new mothers really need: support to be able to make the choices that are best for them and their families.
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New York Times Reports That Access to Family Leave & Flexible Work Arrangement Is In Decline

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Wednesday, 21 May 2014 Category Fairness in the Workplace
This week, the New York Times published an important and fascinating piece by Tara Siegel Bernard on the diminishing availability of flexible work arrangements for U.S. workers. Tags: sick leave, Paid Family Leave, Workplace Flexibility
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Testimony Before United States Senate Committee: Economic Security for Working Women

by Armanda Legros, ABB Client/Community Advocate
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Monday, 19 May 2014 Category Fairness in the Workplace
ABB client & community advocate shares her story in testimony before a United States Senate Committee. Tags: Untagged
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Unions and the New York City Earned Sick Time Act

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Thursday, 15 May 2014 Category Paid Sick Leave
In the fifth post of our NYC Earned Sick Time Act blog series, we break down how the law affects unionized workers. Tags: Paid Sick Time Blog Series, Paid Sick Days, Paid Sick Time, sick leave
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Pregnant Workers Need Greater Legal Protections

by Elizabeth Gedmark, Staff Attorney/Director of the Southern Office
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Tuesday, 13 May 2014 Category Fairness in the Workplace
Although pregnancy discrimination has been illegal in this country for over 35 years, pregnant workers in Tennessee are still routinely fired or placed on unpaid leave when they need a modest accommodation in order to stay healthy and on the job. Tags: PWFA, pregnancy discrimination
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Count Me In! Who is Covered by the NYC Earned Sick Time Act?

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Friday, 09 May 2014 Category Paid Sick Leave
In the fourth installment of our blog series on the NYC Earned Sick Time Act, we break down who is covered by the law. Also, we flag some new resources! Tags: Paid Sick Time Blog Series, Paid Sick Days, Paid Sick Time, sick leave
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States and Cities Deliver Pregnancy Fairness Laws; This Mother's Day, It's Congress's Turn

by Dina Bakst, Co-President
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Wednesday, 07 May 2014 Category Fairness in the Workplace

The economic health of most American families depends on working mothers, so supporting them goes beyond basic fairness; it affects the well-being of the country as a whole.

Tags: Fairness in the Workplace, PWFA, pregnancy discrimination
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