A Better Balance is the leading national nonprofit legal advocacy organization dedicated to work-family justice. We use the power of the law to ensure all workers can care for themselves and their loved ones, without sacrificing their economic security.
Our expert legal team combats discrimination against pregnant workers and caregivers and advances supportive work-family policies like paid sick time, paid family and medical leave, fair scheduling, and accessible, quality childcare and eldercare. When we value the work of providing care, which has long been marginalized due to sexism and racism, our communities and our nation are healthier and stronger.
Policy and Legislative Advocacy
We research, draft, and testify on behalf of bills that support workers’ rights to fight discrimination and access critical protections.
Legal Services and Litigation
We support vulnerable workers through our free legal helpline and direct representation.
Education and Enforcement
We help ensure that laws protecting workers are defended, and we provide vital facts to workers about their rights.
now have stronger legal protections for pregnant workers under the federal Pregnant Workers Fairness Act
workers have gained a right to paid sick time under state and local laws
workers rights’ vindicated through our impact litigation and direct legal services