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March 30, 2020
This is part 2 of 2 posts sharing A Better Balance's FAQ on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
March 30, 2020
Congress passed, and the President has signed, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which is effective from April 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020. Congress also passed and the President signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which is generally effective on March 27, 2020. The CARES Act amended FFCRA with respect to some sick time provisions and also provides expanded unemployment insurance benefits. Below are responses to some Frequently Asked Questions by workers about the new laws as they pertain to paid sick time. You can read A Better Balance’s statement about the passage of FFCRA and how we are fighting for additional protections, here.
June 18, 2013
A Better Balance (ABB) and the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) released a new report today, It Shouldn’t Be a Heavy Lift: Fair Treatment for Pregnant Workers , that outlines the factual and legal landscape of pregnancy discrimination in America and the shocking continued failure of some employers to make accommodations so that pregnant women can stay healthy and on the job. The report includes real stories from eight women who experienced this form of pregnancy discrimination first hand. The report explores the changing nature of our workforce and how pregnant workers contribute...
May 17, 2012
Hitting theaters this week: What to Expect When You’re Expecting , Hollywood’s humorous take on the trials and travails of pregnancy and parenting. According to the trailer, the big screen comedy features five couples whose “lives are turned upside down by the challenges of impending parenthood.” Hitting your computer this week: A Better Balance’s sobering small-screen look at what you may NOT be expecting when you’re expecting—losing your job. Check out our new video and hear real stories from people whose lives were turned upside down by outdated laws and workplace policies that pushed them...