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A Better Balance Applauds New York State Lawmakers’ Agreement on Emergency Paid Sick Leave Law Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

A Better Balance applauds Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature for swiftly reaching an agreement on a bill that will ensure millions of working families in New York are provided job protection and economic security amidst the COVID-19 public health crisis, and beyond. In this time of crisis, the new law will help New Yorkers to follow New York State’s and the CDC’s recommendations to protect their own health and the health of their loved ones, while also protecting the health of the public as a whole.

Fact Sheet: 2019 Updates to the New York State Human Rights Law

  • January 27, 2020
In 2019, the New York State Human Rights Law was updated to expand a number of workplace protections. These updates represent a groundbreaking step forward for gender equity in New York State, and A Better Balance is proud to have been at the forefront of the fight to pass these crucial new protections.

ABB’s 2020 New York State Policy Agenda

  • December 19, 2019

A BETTER BALANCE’S NEW YORK STATE WORKING FAMILIES POLICY AGENDA A Better Balance’s mission is and has always been to help workers care for themselves and their families without compromising…

New York’s New Equal Pay Laws: A Know-Your-Rights Toolkit

  • October 8, 2019
Knowledge is power. This toolkit is designed to help New Yorkers understand their rights under the State’s new salary history ban and its updated equal pay law. It explains what these laws do and provides answers to some frequently-asked questions about how these laws work. Understanding these laws can help you figure out whether you’re being underpaid and take action if you are.

PRESS RELEASE: Women in New York have new rights around equal pay, harassment, discrimination, and more

Written by A Better Balance’s team of women’s rights and civil rights lawyers, The Working Woman’s Pocket Guide offers a step-by-step guide to the employment rights and protections New York women have at work and when they may need time away from work. With sections on pay equity, harassment, discrimination, paid family leave, healthcare coverage, and more, the guide is an A-Z resource for working women.  
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