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Generation Zero—Why Millennials, And All of Us, Need Family-Friendly Laws

Posted November 26th, 2013 by

A survey of recent University of Pennsylvania Wharton School graduates reveals that many young adults are planning to solve the work/family crunch by removing family from the equation. Only 42% of the undergraduate class of 2012 plans to have children, compared to 78% of the class of 1992, according to research by Stewart Friedman, author of the [...]

Disappointing Court Ruling for Pregnant UPS Employee

Posted January 15th, 2013 by

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals gave pregnant women and advocates a very disappointing decision last week. Peggy Young asked for light duty during her pregnancy, at her doctor’s recommendation. Her employer, UPS, denied her request even though it had a policy of giving light duty to a lot of other workers—such as employees with disabilities [...]

Real Stories from Pregnant Workers: Making Their Voices Heard and Making a Difference

Posted September 19th, 2012 by

Natasha Jackson was working as a customer account representative at a Rent-A-Center in South Carolina when she became pregnant. For the first month her supervisor accommodated her without incident (other workers were available to move large items), but when the district manager found out what was going on, he made her use up her vacation [...]

“Up All Night” Is the Least of It

Posted September 22nd, 2011 by

Elizabeth Gedmark is a Law Fellow at A Better Balance. NBC’s new comedy show, “Up All Night,” which premiered Wednesday night stars Christina Applegate as a working mother who has just come back to work after taking maternity leave. Her husband, played by Will Arnett, is a new stay-at-home Dad who recently left his job [...]

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