Day: March 3, 2020

Rep. Sonya Williams-Barnes

2020 is the year to close the pay gap in Mississippi

On June 11, 2019, Mississippi gained a new distinction that sets us apart from the rest of the country. On that day, Alabama became the 49th state to adopt equal pay legislation when its governor signed into law an equal pay act that prohibits an employer from paying an employee less than another employee of …

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pregnant, pregnancy, maternity

MS-BWR and March of Dimes urge passage of bill

The MS Black Women’s Roundtable and March of Dimes are urging lawmakers to pass legislation that addresses the lack of pregnancy accommodations laws in Mississippi. In Mississippi, 54% of the women who gave birth in 2017 were in the workforce.“Mississippi lawmakers have an opportunity this legislative session to ensure healthy pregnancies and job security by …

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