HB1796, a bill that would help survivors of domestic violence, is currently being used as a vehicle to preempt local governments from passing any type of paid leave policies such as paid family leave and paid sick days.
It is important that our elected officials know if you support survivors of domestic violence and HB1796, but only if language not allowing local government to allow paid leave policies is removed.
Issues as important as these, which have majority local support is most counties in Pennsylvania deserve to have the opportunity to be discussed with local officials who are responsible for their communities.
To find out who your legislator is, and to contact them, please click here!
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Monday, May 5, 2014
- to end pay discrimination
- to end pregnancy discrimination
- to ensure all workers have access to paid sick days and paid family leave
In this week leading up to Mother's Day, our friends at the National Partnership have put together a kit to help your voice be heard. You can also take part in their daily Twitter storms at 3PM. Topics include:
- Monday: Maternal Health and Child Care
- Tuesday: Pregnancy Discrimination
- Wednesday: Paid Leave and Paid Sick Days
- Thursday: Equal Pay and Minimum Wage
- Friday: Health
At the end of the week, we will also be asking moms from across the country to send us pictures of themselves with signs supporting paid sick days and paid family leave. Check back on our website for more information.
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Under the law, those requests might include asking for bathroom or rest breaks, access to water, assistance lifting items or re-assignment with manual labor duties, for example.
Employers in Philadelphia are required to post notification of the law by April 20. The Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations has issued a poster that offers a plain-language explanation of the law. A downloadable electronic copy of the poster is available on the PCHR web site. Hard copies are available at the PCHR office and area chambers of commerce also have agreed to help their members obtain hard-copy posters.
The poster is in English, but other languages and related brochures will be made available shortly. For details about the law and its requirements, visit www.phila.gov/humanrelations or call (215) 686-4670.
Thanks to the PCHR for information on this bill and its notifications.
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