The blog where we discuss latest updates to work/family legal issues.
Spring is finally in the air in New York, and with it, we hope, some long overdue change for New York families.
After years of inaction in Albany, Republican and Democratic leaders are both talking about Paid Family Leave for New York. And it's not just talk. Later today, the State Assembly is expected to once again pass a paid family leave bill that ABB helped to draft. In the Senate, Republican leaders have included paid family leave in their budget proposal and are planning to hold a hearing on the issue within the next week.Tags: Paid Family Leave, new york, wea Read More
On Tuesday this week, ABB’s Phoebe Taubman joined Law @ TheMargins and Anamaria Segura, staff attorney at MFY Legal Services, for a chat about issues facing women at the workplace in celebration of International Women's Day. We talked about how motherhood is often a liability for women in the workplace, discussed the similarity of challenges facing women in New York and around the globe, and considered the potential of collective organizing and law reform to remove some of the barriers facing women workers today.Tags: Paid Family Leave, Paid Sick Days, Pregnant Workers, Schedules that Work, care work Read More
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According to Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York lacks the “appetite” for paid family leave. If you live or work in New York, we need your help to send a clear message to the Governor: New Yorkers are hungry for paid family leave! No New Yorker should be forced to risk his or her job or financial security to care for a new child or a family member with a serious health condition.
Ms. Betzaida Cruz Cardona, who is due to have her first child in April, is homeless, broke, and out of a job, all because she was fired from her position as a Savers cashier when she announced she was pregnant.Tags: Discrimination, Pregnancy, Pregnant Workers, PWFA, Fairness in the Workplace Read More
Last week, ABB was in the audience as City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito championed some of the causes closest to our hearts in her State of the City address.Tags: Untagged Read More
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