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
How would you provide child care for your 3-year old if you never knew from week to week what your working hours would be? Would you be able to afford the child care and transportation you paid for when you were called into work and then sent home without earning anything? How would you make the rent if there were weeks in a month when your boss didn’t call you in for work at a retail establishment because you couldn’t be available for all the hours the store was open? 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. And with the tremendous growth of hourly part-time low wage work, abusive scheduling practices have exacerbated those issues for millions of workers and their families.Tags: Schedules that Work, Fairness in the Workplace, caregiver discrimination, California, new york, Oregon, Massachusetts, Rhode Island Read More
Just in time for Father’s Day, here’s what every dad should know about his rights – or lack of – in the workplace. If you’re still struggling to find that perfect gift, forget the necktie and send dad this list - something he can actually use at work.Tags: Paid Sick Days, Paid Sick Time, Schedules that Work, Workplace Flexibility, family status discrimination, caregiver discrimination, Discrimination, FMLA, Paid Family Leave, dads, Father's Day, fathers Read More