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Expanding DC’s Paid Sick Days Would Bring $7.9 Million In Benefits To Employers

While Washington, DC has a law that requires businesses to give workers between three and seven paid sick days a year, lawmakers in the city council are pushing to expand it to cover tipped workers, who are currently excluded. A new analysis

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Pregnant Women Need a Break

by Carol Joyner Any woman who’s gone through pregnancy hears the same advice: hydrate more and listen to the needs of your changing body. Almost everything a pregnant woman does requires adjustment. Eliminating caffeine and alcohol, hydrating more frequently, avoiding

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At Newark City Hall, Support Builds for Paid Sick Time

The march toward mandatory paid sick leave in New Jersey’s largest city took a step forward tonight, when the City Council voted unanimously to introduce an ordinance that would require Newark businesses to pay their workers for time spent at

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Pregnant Women Need a Break

All too often, pregnant women throughout the U.S. are forced to choose between what’s best for them medically and what they need financially.

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In Jersey City, Business Owner Says Paid Sick-Leave Law is How Things Should be Done

Statewide business groups in opposition to Jersey City’s mandatory paid sick leave legislation have long said its regulatory nature will ultimately hurt small business. But that notion’s lost on Steven Kalcanides, owner of Helen’s Pizza, on Newark Avenue, where mayor

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Ripple Effects of the FAMILY Act

Look at the great “consequences” we’ll celebrate when everyone has access to family and medical leave insurance.

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San Francisco Mayor Signs Historic Workplace Flexibility Law

Workers may request flexible or predictable schedules in San Francisco.

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My Turn: Earned Sick Days Make Sense for Vermont

Vermont may be the healthiest state, but Vermonters do get sick. And, common sense says when we do, we may need to stay home and take care of ourselves, to get better faster and get back to work. Common sense

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Celebrating FMLA in Rhode Island with Two Great Champions

Celebrating with Sen. Reed and Sen. Dodd how state wins inspire and lead to national change.

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