Top Worst States for Working Mothers
Black Enterprise Magazine July/August 2018 Issue

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If you’re a working mom, you know how difficult it can be to balance your life and maintain some resemblance of sanity.

Recently, the National Partnership for Women and Families released its Expecting Better report, which took a look at state laws created to assist workers in the time after the birth or adoption of a child.

The United States currently has only three federal laws to protect working parents (the Family Medical Leave Act, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, and the expanded Fair Labor Standards Act) .

Not surprisingly, the United States still lags behind other nations when it comes to supporting new parents.

The National Partnership for Women and Families released a state-by-state report card of how each state performed. States received grades ranging from A- to F. The following states all received a failing grade:

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • Delaware
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Kansas
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • North Dakota
  • Oklahoma
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Utah
  • Wyoming

Check here for the full report.

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