The Senate voted 73-25 to allow the bill to move forward to a debate.
This marks the second time this year that the Senate will take up the equal pay legislation.
Scores of people were arrested just hours into the nationwide strike for raising the minimum wage known as the "Fight for $15."
Accommodations provided by HB 8 may include temporary changes for heavy lifting and manual labor, ensuring access to seating, frequent restroom breaks, time off following childbirth, and break spaces for breastfeeding.
Unlike actions in months past, the September 4th action is the first to involve home care aides, a workforce made up of more than 2 million people. This is also the first time the labor union-led movement will engage in mass arrests and sit-ins.
Whereas men are rewarded at work for trying to help out at home, women continue to be penalized. The reason? Entrenched gender stereotypes.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit on behalf of several women farmworkers alleging that a Colorado potato warehouse violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by allowing managers to sexually harass female employees.
The US Department of Justice has filed suit against the commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania State Police because of a discriminatory physical fitness test.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Thursday to uphold laws that significantly decreased collective bargaining rights for workers and require photo identification at the polls.
The Family Medical Leave Act went into effect twenty-one years ago today. On this anniversary, many are calling to expand the law to meet the needs of today's families.
President Obama signed an executive order last week aimed at promoting fair pay and safe workplaces for workers employed by federal contractors.
Representatives George Miller and Rosa DeLauro introduced a bill last week that aims to protect hourly workers from scheduling abuses and allow for greater flexibility and certainty around their work schedules.
The President yesterday signed a long-awaited executive order barring workplace discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission updated its pregnancy discrimination guidelines this week for the first time in over 30 years.
A new study shows that the wage gap between tipped and non-tipped workers is the widest it's ever been in American history.
A study conducted by the Equal Rights Center and Freedom to Work found that people with experience working for an LGBT organization were significantly less likely to get called for an interview than someone with similar experience but for a different type of activist organization.
Several LGBT rights groups have withdrawn their support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), citing increased concerns about the religious exemption included in the bill.
The Delaware House of Representatives last week followed the Delaware Senate in passing a bill to protect pregnant workers from discrimination. It now goes to Governor Jack Markell.
The US Supreme Court will decide next term whether the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) requires an employer to provide workplace accommodations to pregnant employees if that employer also provides comparable accommodations to non-pregnant employees who become temporarily unable to perform their jobs without the accommodation.