Gov. Dayton to sign women's workplace protections bill on Mother's Day

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Gov. Dayton to sign women's workplace protections bill on Mother's Day

May 9, 2014 Updated May 9, 2014 at 6:03 PM CST

St. Paul, MN (NNCNOW.com) - Governor Mark Dayton will put pen to paper on Mother's Day on a measure calling for women’s workplace protections in Minnesota has cleared the legislature.

The Senate passed The Women’s Economic Security Act Thursday in a 43-24 vote.The House approved the bill earlier this week in 104 to 24 vote.

The legislation closes the gender pay gap and strengthens workplace protections for women.

It requires businesses to provide better accommodations to pregnant and nursing mothers. It also expands unemployment insurance eligibility for victims of domestic violence.

Gov. Dayton will sign the bill Sunday at 11:30 a.m. in the Governor's reception room.

Written by Kevin Jacobsen
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