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Know your rights: A breastfeeding mom's guide to pumping at work


Workplace Fairness Senior Advisor Paula Brantner spoke with Today about nursing at work.

Brantner said employers need to consider pumping breaks like any other break. If they pay employees for lunch breaks, then employers should pay them for pumping. If they do not pay for breaks, they will not pay for pumping. “It has to be treated the same,” Brantner said.

Today's Workplace more

The cost of a $15 federal minimum wage

Rebecca Rainey

Soaring summer temperatures mean danger for farm workers

Laura Clawson

Stop using the U.S. women’s soccer team as inspiration*. Just pay them more money.

Lindsay Gibbs

After letter from former undocumented employees, Trump feigns ignorance

Casey Michel

Elizabeth Warren heads to Essence Festival with plan to 'value the work of Black women'

Laura Clawson

Trump administration attacks unions for fast-growing occupation, this week in the war on workers

Laura Clawson

In the Courts more

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. et. al. v Alvarez

Reversed judgment. In 2016, a Texas federal court enjoined the Department of Labor from implementing a proposed Overtime Rule. In 2017, Defendant, Carmen Alvarez a worker for Plaintiff in New Jersey, sued for unpaid overtime pay, relying on the new Overtime Rule. The Texas court held Alvarez in contempt, reasoning that she was bound by the injunction. The appeals court held that the Texas court did not have the authority to hold Alvarez in contempt and that the Texas court lacked personal jurisdiction over Alvarez.

July 11, 2019

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ABA amicus brief supports LGBTQ employees in Title VII discrimination cases

Former Tesla workers claim they were fired for using maternity and sick leave

Why don't Americans talk about child care?

Resolved: A $15 Minimum Wage Is Fine

Why nearly 350,000 workers in mostly red states aren’t seeing wage increases, even though their local lawmakers passed them

$15 minimum wage would give up to 27 million a raise, CBO concludes

Employee Activism Is Alive in Tech. It Stops Short of Organizing Unions.

Paid family/medical leave becomes law in 7th state

How To Get The Positives Out Of A Multigenerational Workforce

Home Economy & Politics Economic Report GET EMAIL ALERTS Wage gains have hit a wall — and that’s not good news for America’s workers

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