About the Helpline
ABB is a national, nonprofit legal advocacy organization. Our free and confidential legal helpline can help you understand your workplace rights around caring for yourself and your family members.
What We DoWe assist workers nationwide facing various issues at work related to:
- sick leave;
- family and medical leave;
- pregnancy discrimination;
- accommodations for pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions;
- discrimination based on being a parent or other caregiver;
- fair scheduling; and
- equal pay (including inquiries from potential employers about salary history).
What We Don’t Do
We do not provide legal advice outside of an attorney-client relationship. This means that unless and until we are in a formal attorney-client relationship, we, for example, cannot offer a legal opinion on the strength of your potential legal claims or tell you what you should do in your personal situation. If you are seeking representation, we can discuss possible options. We are not a government enforcement agency, and we do not process legal complaints. We are not affiliated with any business, and we do not process requests for workplace leave.
COVID-19 Update: ABB can provide legal information about reasonable accommodations in relation to pregnancy and disability. Workers with general questions about employer policies regarding masks and/or vaccinations can refer to the EEOC and CDC guidance on this topic.
Contacting the Helpline
To reach the helpline, please fill out the online contact form below.
For more information about your workplace laws related to the COVID-19 global pandemic, visit our online resource page.
For more information about Paid Family Leave in New York state, visit our online resource, FamilyLeaveWorks.
For more information, about workplace laws related to pregnancy, parenting, sick time and family caregiving, visit our Workplace Rights Hub.
For the top five things every New York worker needs to to know, visit our fact sheet.
Family Leave Works New York
Are you a worker in New York State with questions about your paid family leave rights? Call A Better Balance’s free and confidential legal hotline at 1-833-NEED-ABB.
We answer questions, provide assistance, and help you navigate the process, Monday through Friday.
As a worker advocacy organization, A Better Balance does not advise employers. Employers in need of assistance should contact the New York State Paid Family Leave Helpline at 844-337-6303.
The information provided on our website or in response to a helpline inquiry does not constitute legal advice and does not establish an attorney-client relationship. If, after initial consultation, ABB chooses to represent you, then a retainer will be signed setting out the scope of the representation.