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.
The Supreme Court ruled Monday that certain public sector employees who benefit from a labor union's representation will no longer have to pay union fees.
At the White House annual LGBT Pride Month reception Monday night, President Obama reiterated his commitment to sign an executive order protecting transgender federal employees from discrimination.
Although the State Senate passed nine planks of the WEA as separate bills, the full act ultimately did not move forward because Senate Republicans opposed a provision that would codify Roe v. Wade.
Declaring that “when women succeed, America succeeds,” the President highlighted several items on the Women’s Economic Agenda – an agenda promoted by major women’s leadership organizations.
Ahead of the Summit, the White House released two reports on working families.
The US Labor Secretary was allowed to skip a Cabinet meeting recently for a more important appointment: his daughter's graduation.
Following sexual misconduct allegations, American Apparel's founder and Chief Operating Officer Dov Charney has been fired.
The International Franchise Association (IFA), a DC-based trade association representing corporations like McDonald's, Taco Bell, Dunkin' Donuts, and Dairy Queen, filed the lawsuit alongside five franchise owners who operate their businesses in Seattle.
The protesters demand that Walmart pay associates at least $25,000 per year and not retaliate against workers who strike.
Workers will strike in 150 cities around the United States, and protests will be held in thirty other countries, including England, India, and South Africa.
A special report investigating conditions of female and child labor in New York City was submitted today, and it paints a bleak portrait of working conditions for those who earn their living at department store counters, in factories, or through home work.
Workers protesting for higher wages, safer conditions, and better treatment, are often met with violence, and the government has had difficulty adhering to new safety regulations.
The 6-1 decision allows Peguy Delva to proceed with her lawsuit against her employer, real estate developer Continental Group.
Walmart has updated its worker accommodation policy, but advocates say that the new policy may still allow discrimination against pregnant workers.
Despite the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978's bar on discrimination toward pregnant employees, many American women are forced out of their jobs or denied accommodations that would allow them to continue working once they become pregnant.
The changes could significantly improve the economy and boost income for 10 million Americans, especially lower-income people.
“It is time for McDonald’s to stop skirting the law to pad profits. We need to get paid for the hours we work.”
House Democrats asked the Obama administration yesterday to support the International Labour Organization's (ILO) efforts to combat global gender-based violence in the workplace.
Citing meager wages, dangerous working conditions, and exploitative work practices, Miller called on the apparel industry to do more to improve working conditions and support the human rights of workers at garment factories in Bangladesh. "If they don't," Miller said, "their clothing labels may as well read: 'made with violence against women.'"