The U.S. is one of only two nations in the world that does not offer some form of paid leave, leaving over 80 percent of workers with little financial recourse if they must take time off to care for a new child or a sick family member. Feminists this week pushed for progress on the issue on Capitol Hill—winning one major victory and then calling for even more.
As retailers head into peak season and restaurants and bars tackle the holiday party rush, service workers in those industries find themselves working long hours. We have to wonder how many of them also will endure sexual harassment. When they do, there won’t be a hashtag movement to support them.
After a prolonged legal battle, the First Circuit in Massachusetts ruled that au pairs in the state are covered by the same laws that apply to other domestic workers.
The city of Philadelphia is now the largest city in the country to extend rights to domestic workers—who are predominantly women, women of color and immigrants—and the first city to establish a portable paid time off system in the United States.
The Supreme Court will soon decide whether it’s legal for an employer to fire a gay man because the employer disapproves of his sexual orientation, or to refuse to hire a trans woman because the employer is uncomfortable with her gender identity.
Today the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in three cases that will decide whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects lesbians, gay men and trans people from workplace discrimination.
A new California bill will allow campaign funds to be used for child care by those who choose to run for elected office. The bill, AB 220, is aimed to allow more women and parents to run for office beginning in 2020.
To attract and retain top talent, focus on these three areas for your employees: building relationships and networking; career support; and mentoring.
Senator Elizabeth Warren announced today that she would be adding her name to the growing list of elected officials, celebrities and activists leading the #CancelTerranea movement, a national boycott of the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.
“Article ignores the great strides we’ve made.” That was the headline in the Saipan Tribune in response to the Ms. cover story on abusive garment sweatshops, forced abortions and sex trafficking in the Northern Mariana Islands. After the publication of “Paradise Lost,” Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.) reintroduced the United States-Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Human […]