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Bill shortens workday of pregnant workers 05/22/2012

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Bill shortens workday of pregnant workers

05/22/2012
Citing the constitutional rights of working women for healthful working conditions, Sen. Manuel Villar has filed a bill prescribing a six-hour working day for pregnant employees.

In filing Senate Bill 3174, or “Pregnant Women Workers Act of 2012,” Villar said work brought unwanted stress to the employed pregnant women that might affect their unborn child.

“Pregnant women have a hard time striking a balance between working and getting proper rest. As such, this representation finds it proper that the State allow pregnant women to work and earn but limit the time for work to insure that employed pregnant women get enough rest,” Villar said in the explanatory note of his measure..... MORE

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