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The Center for WorkLife Law is a national advocacy and research organization that advances gender and racial equity by strengthening legal rights for pregnant people and family caregivers. Our work seeks to ensure all people have the freedom to build and maintain economic security through employment and educational opportunities, without having to sacrifice their health or their loved ones’ care.

 

These are just some of the problems that U.S. workers currently face. At the Center for WorkLife Law, we intervene on these problems through both systems-level change and individual interventions.

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WorkLife Law Hosts EEOC Vice Chair Jocelyn Samuels for Healthcare Provider Training

Health care providers hold an essential role under the new Pregnant Worker Fairness Act. WorkLife Law brought together experts from The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), and the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) to create a new training for providers who treat and care for pregnant and postpartum people.

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Celebrating the Adoption of a New State Paid Lactation Break Law

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The Center for WorkLife Law is celebrating the recent enactment of a New York State Law that requires employers to provide pay for lactation breaks. As of June 19, 2024, New York now requires that each lactation break be paid, up to 30 minutes per break. New York is now the fourth state in the U.S. to require employers to provide paid lactation breaks, joining Georgia, Illinois, and Minnesota.

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Congratulations to WorkLife Law’s New Co-Directors

Let’s give a warm welcome to the Center for WorkLife Law’s new Co-Directors! As announced earlier this year, Liz Morris and Jessica Lee are now leading WorkLife Law in our fight for economic security, racial justice, and health equity for workers, students, and the families they care for.

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