2014/05/11/Women in the workplace package becomes law

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  • when: 2014/05/11
  • author: Eric Roper
  • source: StarTribune
  • topics: gender inequity working conditions women
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  • link: http://www.startribune.com/politics/statelocal/258825961.html
  • title: Women in the workplace package becomes law
  • summary: "The Women's Economic Security Act, comprised of nine separate pieces of legislation, won legislative approval last week with bipartisan support. It forces about 1,000 state contractors to certify that they pay men and women equally for similar jobs, extends parental leave from six to 12 weeks and requires employers to make new accommodations for expectant and new mothers."