In the midst of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic, the CDC has recommended that everyone take steps to protect themselves and their communities, including avoiding close contact with others. If…
Eleven states guarantee paid sick time for yourself or to stay home with a sick family member: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington State, as well as D.C. Dozens of localities also guarantee paid sick time, including New York City, Westchester County, and several cities in California and Washington State—all areas highly affected by Coronavirus.
This year has brought some major advances in state paid family and medical leave laws across the country. But we won’t stop fighting until all workers across the country have the paid family and medical leave they need.
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Massachusetts’s law will begin providing benefits in 2021 and will cover nearly all private sector employees. The law provides 12 weeks of job-protected paid family leave and is the first state in the nation to allow workers to take job-protected paid time off for their own serious health needs.
After many years of advocacy, the Massachusetts Senate passed the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA)! This bill will make it illegal for most Massachusetts employers to deny reasonable accommodations to pregnant workers.
This fact sheet focuses on the rights of pregnant workers in Massachusetts and can help you better understand and confront discrimination on the job.
Low wages in the past can lock workers in to low wages in the future. That’s what happens when employers use past salary information about job applicants to set rates…