Employment

Employment

LGBT Older Adults Face Unique Challenges to Successful Aging, New Report Finds

Health
The report outlines how challenges, including a lifetime of discrimination in employment, accessing comprehensive health care, and housing-as well as lack of legal and social relationship recognition-can lead to poverty, social isolation, and poorer mental and physical health. ...
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Sen. Murray Reintroduces Healthy Families Act to Allow Workers to Earn Paid Sick Days

Politics Local
The Healthy Families Act would allow workers at businesses with at least 15 employees to earn up to 56 hours, or seven days, of paid sick leave each year. ...
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Seattle’s Minimum Wage Increased to $15 Per Hour

Politics Local
Seattle’s minimum wage will continue to increase each year on January 1 until reaching $15 per hour for all workers in 2021. ...
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Study: Student Loan Debt is Major Barrier to Entrepreneurship

National
Among those who graduated between 2006 and 2015, 63 percent left college with some amount of student loan debt. ...
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New myRA Launched to Help Workers Save for Retirement Regardless of Employment

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National
myRA is a simple, safe and affordable new savings option for those who don’t have access to a retirement savings plan at work. ...
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European Parliament Demands Equal Treatment for Transgender Workers

International
European Parliament has adopted a report urging the Commission and Member States to outlaw discrimination against transgender people in employment. ...
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Public Accommodation Critical to Transgender Health, Study

Health
Currently, 18 states and the District of Columbia have gender identity nondiscrimination laws in employment, housing, public education, and business/credit. ...
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National Finance Company Sued for Firing Trans Employee

Tristan Broussard
Top News National
In recent months, the EEOC and the U.S. Department of Justice have filed lawsuits on behalf of transgender employees who faced discrimination by employers. ...
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Thousands of Georgia’s Workforce Not Covered by Non-Discrimination Laws, Study

Employment Non-Discrimination Laws
Top News Politics
Over 151,000 of Georgia’s workforce isn’t covered by the state’s non-discrimination law because the law excludes sexual orientation in private sectors. ...
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Lesbian Employee Sues Walmart for Health Care Damages

Top News Health National
When Cote added her wife’s gender in the Walmart system, she was stopped. When she called the home office, she was told same-sex spouses were not covered. ...
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