A new law will grant 12 weeks of paid parental leave to federal workers for the first time. Supporters hope this development will spur more companies to offer similar benefits. A federal ban-the-box measure was also part of the same legislative package.
The National Labor Relations Board released a long-awaited rule on union elections as well as issuing new rulings affecting dues checkoff requirements, use of employer email systems for organizing and work rules requiring confidentiality during workplace investigations.
Walmart has agreed to pay $14 million to resolve a class action Pregnancy Discrimination Act case. The suit accused the nation's largest retailer of denying pregnant women similar accommodations that it provided for workers with disabilities.
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