Minnesota parenting leave, equal pay set for vote

Friday, May 9, 2014

Despite pleas from business to slow down, the Minnesota House gave final approval Wednesday to a women's employment rights bill that supporters say will level the playing field.

New parents would be entitled to longer unpaid leaves. Mothers would find more private space at work to nurse, other than a restroom stall. And large state contractors would have to certify they pay men and women similar salaries for similar jobs.

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