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A Momentous Year for Paid Sick Time

We look forward to building on this remarkable momentum in the next year and expect more states and localities to follow suit in 2019 to ensure that all workers can take care of their own health and the health of their loved ones.

New York City’s Fair Workweek Legislation Turns One

These rights enable workers to care for themselves and their families. Unless workers have advance knowledge of when they will be called to work, they cannot make child care plans or control their time. The law also helps deal with the problem of under scheduling by requiring access to hours for current employees when an employer adds time to the schedule.

Turning “In-Theory” into “In-Practice”

A Better Balance was thrilled to learn from and share with our partners from the government and non-profit worlds to improve enforcement strategies and further build a strong relationship among advocates and agency representatives.

Bringing a Gender Lens to the Future of Work: Pathways to Gender Equality Conference

A Better Balance joined researchers and advocates from across the country in Washington, D.C., for Pathways to Gender Equality, a conference organized by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research and American University’s Program on Gender Analysis in Economics. The conference featured a wide range of economic and policy experts, including such leaders as former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.

ABB Urges Tennessee to Reject Medicaid Work Requirements

Medicaid recipients who can and do work are at risk of losing health care coverage, since low-wage workers are more likely to be underemployed and to face unpredictable work schedules over which they often have no control. This is just one of the challenges that many of ABB’s clients and others already face in balancing work and their responsibilities in caring for children and other family members.
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