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New Explainer on the PUMP for Nursing Mothers Act

January 12, 2023

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The Providing Urgent Maternal Protections (“PUMP”) for Nursing Mothers Act expands and strengthens the rights of breastfeeding employees to receive break time and private space for pumping breast milk during the workday. WorkLife Law is proud to have been a leader in the fight to win these new workplace protections for lactating parents. Learn more about the law in this Explainer from the Center for WorkLife Law and partners.

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Center for WorkLife Law Celebrates Historic Legislative Wins for Breastfeeding Families

December 22, 2022

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The Providing Urgent Maternal Protections (PUMP) for Nursing Mothers Act and the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) both passed the Senate with bipartisan support today as amendments to the omnibus spending package! This was the last major hurdle for both pieces of legislation and a huge victory for mothers and families. The Center for WorkLife Law’s report Exposed: Discrimination Against Breastfeeding Workers, provided the rallying cry for the PUMP Act by revealing key gaps in existing federal law.

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Bill to Protect Family Caregivers Introduced in U.S. Senate

November 30, 2022

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The Protecting Family Caregivers from Discrimination Act (S.5136) which would prohibit workplace discrimination against employees with family caregiving responsibilities, was reintroduced today by U.S. Senator Cory Booker. This legislation has the potential to promote economic, health, and gender equity by ensuring that common life events, like becoming a parent or tending to a sick relative, don’t cause families to fall into poverty.

 

 

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WorkLife Law Welcomes New Caregiver Discrimination Legal Fellow

November 29, 2022

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The Center for WorkLife Law is pleased to welcome Joe St. James as a Caregiver Discrimination Legal Fellow. Joe will work to assist those with caregiver responsibilities facing discrimination in the workplace, as well as conduct policy research on caregiver discrimination nationwide for the Center.

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WorkLife Law Welcomes New Research Assistant

September 30, 2022

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The Center for WorkLife Law is pleased to welcome Daniella Lee as a Research Assistant. Daniella will assist with data coding and analysis for the Center’s ongoing Bias Interrupters research partnerships.

 

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Congratulations to Dr. Ghani!!

August 31, 2022

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Congratulations to our Research Associate, Dr. Asma Ghani, who received her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Harvard University today. Congrats Asma, we are so lucky to have you on our team!

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