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A Better Balance

What the Overworked and Underemployed Have in Common

Robin Hardman | Posted 12.07.2014 | Business
Robin Hardman

The overworked, the underworked. The Great Divide. It's odd to wrap the phrase "work-life" around the situations of these two groups of people, yet it does apply to both. Each ultimately comes down to a lack of control over one's own time.

NYC Shows the Way on Pregnant Workers' Rights

Dina Bakst | Posted 09.25.2013 | New York
Dina Bakst

New York City has just given an important boost to the rights of pregnant workers with a new law that will ensure that women across the five boroughs ...

What You May Not Expect When You're Expecting

Joan Williams | Posted 10.14.2013 | Parents
Joan Williams

As exciting as all the considerations may be, they often distract from the more daunting task of navigating the workplace while expecting: sad to say, this is the dark underbelly of pregnancy in the United States.

Happy Birthday, ADA!

Joan Williams | Posted 09.22.2013 | Parents
Joan Williams

Expectant mothers risk losing their jobs, their babies or both when employers deny them pregnancy accommodations at work.

The Women's Equality Act: A No Brainer for New York

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 08.12.2013 | New York
Taina Bien-Aime

The legislation is testament that we cannot parse out women's rights, drop by drop. It is recognition that if New York doesn't legislate against discrimination, it in effect condones inequality.

Pregnant and Pushed into Poverty

Joanne Goldblum | Posted 08.07.2013 | Impact
Joanne Goldblum

Dina would be happier if laws were strengthened to the point where employers would be discouraged from even trying to discriminate against pregnant and parenting women.

A Vote on Paid Sick Leave in May

David R. Jones, Esq. | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David R. Jones, Esq.

A bill on paid sick leave has been reintroduced in New York's City Council with 35 sponsors and seems certain to pass if it reaches the floor in May. The major opponents are businesses.