From the monthly archives: April 2014

Where you live can have substantial impact on your legal rights at work if you are pregnant. Workplace attorney Tom Spiggle put together a list of the top five best cities to live in if you’re working and pregnant based on local regulations which protect mothers and fathers against discrimination and unfair working […]

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The PenFed Foundation, based in Alexandria, hired Jane Whitfield, daughter of a Navy pilot and 20-year veteran of the nonprofit world, as its first female president and CEO. Click here for the full story.

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Butter up your home office with the comfortable OFM High-Back Executive Chair from the Vision Series. Click here for the full story.

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If you work for a company that has 15 or more employees because, if so, the federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 protects you from most of the ominous-sounding “repercussions” you refer to. “Knowing your rights is key,” says Tom Spiggle, an attorney and author of the forthcoming book, You’re Pregnant? You’re Fired!: […]

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Workplace attorney Tom Spiggle says the recent uproar over Mets player Daniel Murphy’s three-day paternity leave shows that macho culture still has strong roots. Perhaps this is not surprising in the arena of professional sports. But the overt chest-thumping statements by some sports commentators and the ra-ra chorus on Twitter (“Paternity leave is […]

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