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  • Top 10 states for working moms

    Mother's Day companies? That's what you could call workplaces that help moms meet their family commitments. Those companies can be located anywhere. But some states do better than others in mandating a level of standards beyond the federal minimum in the form of paid family leave, job protection, and “right to nurse” laws. In honor of Mother’s Day, here are the Top 10 states that best support new working mothers, according to the National Partnership for Women and Families. Can you guess which state gets the highest marks?

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  • Top 10 states for working moms

    Mother's Day companies? That's what you could call workplaces that help moms meet their family commitments. Those companies can be located anywhere. But some states do better than others in mandating a level of standards beyond the federal minimum in the form of paid family leave, job protection, and “right to nurse” laws. In honor of Mother’s Day, here are the Top 10 states that best support new working mothers, according to the National Partnership for Women and Families. Can you guess which state gets the highest marks?

  • Supreme Court rules in Wal-Mart's favor: How the sides are reacting

    Supreme Court rules in Wal-Mart's favor: How the sides are reacting

    A split Supreme Court ruled against 1.5 million women employees who brought a massive class-action lawsuit against Wal-Mart. After the ruling, both sides weighed in.

  • Elena Kagan's role on Supreme Court: defender of 'ordinary people'?

    Elena Kagan's role on Supreme Court: defender of 'ordinary people'?

    Elena Kagan moved one step closer Tuesday to becoming the third woman on the US Supreme Court, to the satisfaction of President Obama and women's groups. Next up: full Senate debate and a vote before the August recess.

  • Swine flu: Without paid sick leave, workers won't stay home

    Swine flu: Without paid sick leave, workers won't stay home

    Many workers choose to work if they don't have paid sick leave. Now, partly because of swine flu, 15 states are considering laws to make paid sick leave mandatory.

  • Conservatives see silver lining in Sotomayor vote

    Conservatives see silver lining in Sotomayor vote

    Liberals cheered the first Hispanic justice, but conservatives say Sotomayor ultimately backed away from a liberal view of the Constitution.

  • Employer retaliation cases reach U.S. Supreme Court

    When can workers sue against acts of retaliation by employers? Two cases slated for hearing this week may help clarify.