Ivanka Trump Equal Pay For Women: Unpaid Interns, Employees Without Maternity Leaves
In his speech in suburban Pennsylvania, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump presented a set of policies that will make child care more affordable.Advertisement
Trump said his endeavor will include making expenses related to child care tax deductible for families earning less than $500,000. In addition, he said he would seek to create tax-free accounts for activities related to child care.
A recent CNN/ORC poll concluded that, among women, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton leads Trump 53 percent to 38 percent.
Ivanka Trump: Trump’s daughter said she has made making child care affordable her focus
In his proposal, Trump calls for extending child care tax deductions to families with one stay-at-home parent.
Ivanka Trump, who spoke before his father’s speech, said that making child care affordable has been her focus. However, as was gathered from a blog post on IvankaTrump.com (in a post titled “How to Survive as an unpaid Intern”), Ivanka does not pay the interns at her fashion and jewelery company.
In the post, which was shared on her official Twitter, unpaid intern Quincy Bulin gives advice from three of her unpaid colleagues.
As reported by the Huffington Post, for-profit companies based in New York City, where Ivanka’s employees are based, cannot legally have unpaid internships. Ivanka’s own fashion line is produced by a company that does not allow employees paid maternity leaves.
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Ivanka Trump: Brand allows eight weeks of paid leave to female employees
The company, G-III Apparel Group, offers 12 weeks of unpaid leave, as is mandated by the federal government for any company with more than 50 employees.
“It’s hard enough emotionally to come back to work right after having a baby,” a designer who works for another brand at G-III said. “But to know you’re returning to a company that doesn’t value your choice to be a mother makes it harder.”
Ivanka’s line allows eight weeks of paid leave to its female employees.
As reported by the New York Times, in excess of $100 million in revenue was generated by Ivanka Trump, the brand, last year.