This chart compares the prior version of the law governing the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) with provisions of the CCDBG reauthorized in November 2014.
The Pregnancy Discrimination Act and the Amended Americans with Disabilities Act: Working Together to Protect Pregnant Workers
There’s good news for those pregnant workers who need temporary job modifications to continue working without risk to themselves or their pregnancies. The Americans with Disabilities Act was amended in 2008 to expand protections for temporarily disabled workers. These amendments, coupled with the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, mean that employers must provide reasonable accommodations for many pregnant workers who need them. View our factsheet to learn about the protections provided for pregnant employees under the law.
This fact sheet breaks down the costs of the recently passed reauthorization of the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG).
This term, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether the federal law protecting pregnant workers from discrimination means what it says. The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) requires employers to treat pregnant workers the same as they treat those who are “similar in ability or inability to work.” At issue in Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc. is whether an employer who accommodates the medical needs of employees with non-pregnancy related disabilities and injuries (as is often required by virtue of the Americans with Disabilities Act, for example) must extend the same type of accommodations to pregnant workers with similar medical needs. If the Supreme Court rules against Peggy Young, it will lead to many pregnant workers being forced to choose between their jobs and the health of their pregnancies. This fact sheet describes the case and what is at stake in the Supreme Court’s decision.
The Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) increased protections for workers with disabilities by expanding the law’s coverage to include workers with temporary and less severe
disabilities. While pregnancy itself is not a disability, this expansion means that employers must now
provide reasonable accommodations for many workers who experience pregnancy-related impairments.
In 2013, the Supreme Court invalidated a portion of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)—providing, for the first time, federal recognition and protections for same-sex, legally married couples. The following questions and answers are designed to give general information about tax issues that same-sex couples will be dealing with in tax year 2013 and beyond.
The health care law—sometimes called Obamacare—makes health coverage more affordable and easier to obtain for millions of American women by making important reforms in the health insurance market that make coverage more accessible, easier to understand, and more comprehensive. In 2014, more than 4.3 million women enrolled in coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplaces. As of November 15, 2014, women can compare their 2015 health insurance options and, depending on their circumstances, renew with their current plan, enroll in a new plan, or apply for Marketplace coverage for the first time. These plans will be effective as early as January 1, 2015.