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Did an Indian Diplomat in the United States Mistreat Her Domestic Worker?

Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade.

At issue is a divide between the nations about how domestic workers ought to be treated.

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The Three Best and Worst Moments for Women’s Economic Status in 2013

Despite a tough year for U.S. women's overall economic status, we have good reason to feel optimistic that the tide may turn in 2014.

Despite a tough year for U.S. women’s overall economic status, we have good reason to feel optimistic that the tide may turn in 2014.

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Domestic Workers, Overtime Pay, and the Perceived ‘Cost Problem’

A lawsuit challenging North Dakota's admitting privileges law may soon be resolved.

Last week, California passed a bill requiring overtime pay for domestic workers. Some are concerned about the cost people with disabilities—many of whom are low-income—may incur to pay for such care.

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Legal Wrap: The Contraception Mandate, the Roberts Court, and the Fight Over Obamacare

Will the Roberts Court weigh in on the contraception mandate this summer? And how is the fight over the contraception mandate connected to GOP efforts to defund Obamacare?

Will the Roberts Court weigh in on the contraception mandate this summer? And how is the fight over the contraception mandate connected to GOP efforts to defund Obamacare?

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Finally, Domestic Workers Get Basic Labor Protections

The White House approved regulations extending minimum wage and overtime protections to home care workers.

On Tuesday, the White House approved regulations extending basic labor protections for domestic workers. A confluence of events enabled these regulations to come about—some political, but more movement-driven.

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How Labor Movements Around the World Are Interconnected

An international convention on domestic workers' rights is going into effect, just as labor organizing is picking up steam in the United States and abroad.

An international convention on domestic workers’ rights is going into effect, just as labor organizing is picking up steam in the United States and abroad.

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Domestic Workers’ Activism On the Rise in Georgia and Illinois

domestic workers united banner

Organizing in Georgia and Illinois shows that the domestic workers’ movement is not exclusive to predictable blue states.

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Family and Medical Leave Act a Step Toward Reproductive Justice, But Still Leaves Many Behind

(Heinrichsen Siegel)

The 20th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act offers a chance to reflect on its potential, and those that are still left without protection.

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From Saudi Arabia to the United States, the Human Rights of Domestic Workers Must Be Recognized

Rizana Nafeek

This week’s execution in Saudi Arabia and the successful fight for legal protections for domestic workers in New York State highlight the central concept of humanity in the struggle for human rights. 

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Domestic Workers Face Particular Challenges Reporting Domestic Violence

Once the election is finally over, Congress will decide whether to keep provisions of VAWA that could pose challenges for domestic workers toiling in private homes throughout the United States.

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