That according to a new survey
from The National Partnership for Women & Families.
The survey compared how state-based rights and protections compare to
the 12 weeks of leave for new and expecting parents provided by the federal
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the protections provided by the Pregnancy
Discrimination Act (PDA), and the right to express breast milk at work provided
to some nursing mothers under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
The report card covers all 50 states, plus the District of Columbia. No
state earned an A. Only 1/3 scored a C- or higher, while more than 1/3 flat-out
failed. The highest grades went to California and Connecticut, each earning an
A-. Locally, New Jersey ranked near the top with a B+, while Pennsylvania
scraped by with a D.
This article was originally published on Eric B. Meyer's blog,
The Employer Handbook.
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